the president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has given the european UNION's ambassador in Caracas, Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, 72 hours to leave the country.
It says he Monday local time, after the european UNION has announced sanctions against 11 venezuelan officials.
- Who do they think they are, when they try to use threats? says Maduro.
- We will deal with this within 72 hours. She will be made an aircraft available, so she can leave the country, while we take care of our matters with The European Union, he says, referring to the ambassador Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa.
Venezuela's airspace is currently closed due to coronaviruspandemien.
the Relationship between Venezuela and the european UNION have been tense since 2017, when Venezuela became the first Latin american country to have imposed sanctions of the european UNION, including an arms embargo.
Among the venezuelan officials, who earlier Monday was being punished with sanctions, opposition politician Luis Parra.
With the Maduro support he's fighting for the post of head of the national Assembly against its president, Juan Guaidó.
Guaidó used his position as the head of the parliament to challenge the Maduro leadership in January 2019, to proclaim himself as Venezuela's acting president.
It came to pass, after the national Assembly had stamped Maduro as a 'usurper' - a term for a person who illegally acquire power - after his controversial re-election in 2018.
Juan Guaidó is recognized as Venezuela's interim president, of more than 50 countries, including the UNITED states and large parts of the EU.
However, declared Luis Parra himself for the president of the national Assembly in January, while the Maduro's security forces prevented Guaidó to go into the building, where the vote on the record took place.
It was expected, that the Guaidó would win the vote.
Luis Parra and Juan Guaidó were former allies, but the two had a falling out, after Parra was linked to a corruption scandal in connection with a maddistributionsprogram guided by the Maduro government.