Venezuela's deputy foreign minister for North American affairs, Carlos Ron, responded to a question from Sputnik about negotiations with the U.S. to reduce sanctions against the Latin American country.
"These are ongoing conversations; we have not yet reached conclusions."
"I think the important thing here is to understand that Venezuela has always been open to dialogue. The imposition of sanctions was something that the United States created."
"We hope that they decide for a different type of . . .