Spain declares Venezuela's ambassador 'persona non grata'

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 26, 2018 7:54 AM

MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government has declared Venezuela's ambassador in Spain 'persona non grata' following an equivalent move by the Venezuelan government on Thursday, the government spokesman Inigo Mendez de Vigo said on Friday.

Venezuela said on Thursday it was expelling the Spanish ambassador from Caracas in response to Spanish "aggressions". The decision came days after the European Union imposed sanctions on senior officials of the socialist government.

(Reporting by Paul Day; Editing by Ingrid Melander)