Vice President Mike Pence asked European Allies to follow Washington's leadership and withdraw from the Iran nuclear power agreement in 2015 and urged the EU to recognize Venezuelan politician Juan Guaido as the country's president during a speech to world leaders at the Munich Security Conference. 19659004] "The time has come for our European partners to stop undermining sanctions" against Iran by offering economic incentives instead of limiting its nuclear program, Pence said on Saturday and spoke after German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.
France, Germany, Britain, the European Union, Russia and China are struggling to join the US by withdrawing from the Obama era.
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"Come with us as we bring the economic and diplomatic pressure needed to give the Iranian people, the region and the world the peace , security and freedom they deserve, "said Pence as he tried to rally support the US efforts.
As for Venezuela, the Vice President said in no uncertain terms, Nicolas Maduro should be removed from the power of the South American nation. Millions of Venezuelans have fled the country because of expensive economic conditions that have resulted in high inflation and hunger.
"The struggle in Venezuela is between dictatorship and democracy," Pence said. "Nicolas Maduro is a dictator without a legitimate claim to power, and Nicolas Maduro must go."
Pence asked the leaders of space to recognize Guaido, president of the Venezuelan National Assembly, as the country's leader.
"So today we urge the EU to promote freedom and recognize Juan Guaido as the only legitimate president in Venezuela," he said.
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Pence also warned about the threat posed by Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei as partners seem to build 5G wireless infrastructure.
"The US has also been very clear with our security partners on the threat posed by Huawei and other Chinese telecommunications companies," he said. "We need to protect our critical telecommunications infrastructure, and America calls on all our security partners to be vigilant."  The Associated Press contributed to this report.