WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – The overriding goal of U.S. policy in Venezuela is to see a peaceful transition of power through free and fair elections, the White House said on Tuesday.

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden “will focus on addressing the humanitarian situation, providing support to the Venezuelan people and reinvigorating multilateral diplomacy to press for a democratic outcome and pursue individuals involved in corruption, human rights abuses,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a news briefing.

(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt and Susan Heavey; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Franklin Paul)

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