Pompeo: Corbyn ‘support’ for Venezuelan regime ‘disgusting’ | UK News
The US Secretary of State has said Jeremy Corbyn’s apparent support for Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is “disgusting”.
Mike Pompeo made his comment during a news conference in London with Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Unlike the UK government, Labour has refused to condemn Mr Maduro.
In February, Mr Corbyn said Venezuela’s future was a matter for its citizens and criticised calls for sanctions.
“We oppose outside interference in Venezuela, whether from the US or anywhere else,” the Labour leader said.
After being asked about Mr Corbyn’s apparent backing for Mr Maduro, Mr Pompeo told reporters: “It is disgusting to see leaders, not only in the United Kingdom but in the United States as well, who continue to support the murderous dictator Maduro.
“No leader from a country with Western democratic values ought to stand behind them.”