EU readies sanctions on Venezuela, approves arms embargo

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 13, 2017 3:42 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers approved economic sanctions including an arms embargo on Venezuela on Monday, but will decide who to target at a later stage, officials said.

Ministers agreed the arms embargo and the legal basis for travel bans and asset freezes without debate at a regular meeting in Brussels.

(Reporting by Robin Emmott; editing by Philip Blenkinsop)