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Mike Pompeo hoping India wont buy Venezuelan oil

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Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday expressed hope that India will support the American efforts in Venezuela by not purchasing oil ...

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Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday expressed hope that India will support the American efforts in Venezuela by not purchasing oil from the "authoritarian" Maduro regime.

The issue was discussed in a meeting with the visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, Pompeo told reporters at a news conference here, without providing insight into it.

"We are asking the same thing of India as we are of every country: Do not be the economic lifeline for the Maduro regime. So we talked about (Venezuela) – I certainly won't characterize the conversations; they're private conversations," Pompeo said in response to a question.

"In the same way that India has been incredibly supportive of our efforts in Iran, I'm confident that they too understand the real threat to the Venezuelan people. We had a good conversation around that," Pompeo said.

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