Venezuela expels Spanish ambassador after EU sanctions

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Posted: Jan 25, 2018 10:13 AM

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela said on Thursday it was declaring Spain's ambassador "persona non grata," days after the European Union imposed sanctions on senior officials of the socialist government.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said the move was due to "continual aggressions and repeated meddling in the internal affairs of our country by the Spanish government."

(Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Leon Wietfeld and Bill Trott)