U.S. eyes more Venezuelan sanctions, but oil on backburner: U.S. official

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U.S.—The United States plans to turn up sanctions pressure on Venezuela but sees less need to immediately target its energy sector, given sagging production from the OPEC member's state-run oil company, a senior U.S. administration official said on Wednesday.

U.S. slaps sanctions on top Venezuelan officials, including President Maduro’s wife. The Trump administration on Tuesday slapped financial sanctions on four members of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's inner circle, including his wife and the nation's vice-president, on allegations of corruption.