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Handout picture released by the Venezuelan Presidency showing Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro wearing a face mask as he gives a televised message from Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas on September 21, 2020, amid the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic. – The United States said Monday it was imposing sanctions on Iran’s defence ministry and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro under a contested UN authority and demanded that Europe follow suit. President Donald Trump’s administration named 27 people or entities that it said would be subject to UN sanctions, but the world body itself says that the decision is not up to Washington. (Photo by – / Venezuelan Presidency / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / VENEZUELA’S PRESIDENCY” – NO MARKETING – NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS