Venezuela’s new constituent assembly has voted to put opposition leaders on trial for treason.
Washington approved the measures last week in response to what it called the “dictatorship” of President Nicolás Maduro.
President Maduro has accused the US of trying cripple Venezuela’s economy amid an ongoing economic crisis.
The constituent assembly, which is made up of government supporters, assumed the powers of the opposition-led parliament earlier this month.
Former Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez, who runs the assembly, said the body would urge the chief prosecutor to begin investigations immediately, Reuters reported.