OREANDA-NEWS. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that Washington proposes the creation of an interim government in Venezuela from members of the National Assembly. After that, elections should be held, and then sanctions may be lifted.

According to Pompeo, elected members of the National Assembly, representing both sides of political conflict, would create a five-member council of state that would serve as a transitional government before the presidential and National Assembly elections can be held. Secretary of State expressed hope that this can be done within six to twelve months.

If conditions proposed are met, including the departure of foreign security forces from the country and the holding of elections that international observers consider free and fair, all US sanctions will be lifted, Pompeo promised.