Venezuela expels German ambassador

Added On March 8, 2019

Germany's ambassador to Venezuela was declared "persona non grata" on Wednesday and ordered to leave the country within 48 hours.
According to a statement from Venezuela's foreign ministry, the expulsion of Daniel Martin Kriener "is due to his repeated acts of interference in the country's internal affairs."
The move follows Kriener's decision to greet Juan Guaido at the airport on Monday, following Guaido's tour around Latin America to gain support for Venezuela's right-wing opposition movement.
Guaido declared himself "interim president" in January and immediately gained U.S. support.
Germany followed suit in early February.
The Venezuelan government believes that Washington recognized Guaido as the country's interim leader in order to oust the current administration and gain access to the country's vast oil reserves and gold deposits.
Venezuela's foreign ministry said European countries should "adopt a constructive balanced attitude" toward Venezuela's political crisis and facilitate a peaceful and negotiated solution.