Pompeo commented on the expulsion of the Ambassador of the European Union from Venezuela

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo believes that the expulsion of EU Ambassador to Venezuela will only lead to isolation of the country.

"Expulsion of the Ambassador, the EU is only further isolating Venezuela from free and democratic countries," Pompeo wrote on Twitter.

He also supported the new EU sanctions against Venezuela.

Earlier, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the head of the EU delegation in Venezuela Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa must leave the country after the EU decision to tighten sanctions against Caracas. Maduro gave the European Ambassador 72 hours to leave Caracas. The head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell on Twitter wrote that the EU condemns this decision and answer this action in the near future.

Later, the European Commission announced the call of the Ambassador of Venezuela to the EU, as well as the intention to consider further measures against Caracas.

The Council of the EU on Monday expanded the list of Venezuelan officials, who are subject to restrictive measures "because of their role in actions and decisions, undermining democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela", and added 11 names. Now the list has 36 people. The EU restrictive measures against Venezuela was introduced in November 2017. They include an embargo on arms and a travel ban and assets freeze against a number of Venezuelan officials.