Venezuela's ambassador to the UK Rocio Del Valle Maneiro Gonzalez claimed her country was under economic siege from the US at a news conference in London on Friday.
"Since 2014, Venezuela has been the target of a set of coercive measures, unilateral measures by the US government directly affecting the social and economic functioning of the country", said the ambassador.
Venezuela plunged into a political crisis after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president in January. He was recognised by the United States and its allies, who have sought to help his cause by using economic and financial pressure.
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