European Union countries are considering the possibility of imposing sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and several officials of the Venezuelan government.
This is reported by Associated Press(AP).
The agency writes that the issue of imposing sanctions is being discussed by Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands.
According to AP sources, although Maduro is on the list of officials against whom sanctions are planned, there is no final decision. A group of these countries needs to overcome their internal differences before coming up with a formal proposal to the EU executive branch.
Negotiators in particular agree that the restrictions will affect military and judicial personnel, who played an important role in the arrest of the allies of opposition leader Juan Guaido.
However, a representative of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that they did not want their decision to have a negative impact on the Norwegian mediation efforts between Maduro and Guideaux.
Earlier, the Venezuelan government and the opposition sent representatives to Norway to negotiate the settlement of the situation in the South American country.