Mind your manners, Venezuela tells U.S. official Jacobson

March 11, 2015 7:34 PM

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Mind your manners, Venezuela tells U.S. official Jacobson

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's top diplomat called a senior U.S. official "petulant" and ill-mannered on Wednesday in response to her contention that sanctions were intended to change the government, not topple it.

Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez was responding to State Department Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson's comments explaining a U.S. declaration that Venezuela is a security threat and its sanctioning of seven officials earlier this week.

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