"The European Union doesn't have sanctions on Venezuela in place and is not considering putting sanctions on Venezuela in place. We have targeted individual restrictions, measures on individuals… It is possible, it is not excluded that member states will consider further restricted measures on individuals of similar nature," Mogherini told reporters after a Foreign Affairs Council.
Her remarks come after in November, the European Union renewed targeted sanctions for a year, until 14 November 2019. Meanwhile, the situation in Venezuela grew tense in January when opposition leader Juan Guaido proclaimed himself the country's "interim president." A number of EU states as well as the United States supported Guaido's claim for leadership.
However, Russia, China, Cuba and other states have backed incumbent President Nicolas Maduro.