1. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremy Hunt, British Foreign Secretary:
"In the end it's not for the UK to decide the outcome of what happens in Venezuela, that's for the people of Venezuela. But he (Venezuela Opposition leader Juan Guaido) was very clear that he wanted us to put pressure on Nicolas Maduro because they need change and the elections were not legitimate, there was vote rigging on an unprecedented scale. Opposition parties were banned. And we have a country whose GDP (gross domestic product) has nearly halved. People are in desperate straits. And what I want us to do is to put every pressure on Maduro and I'm urging the EU foreign minister to do exactly the same when I meet him this afternoon."
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremy Hunt, British Foreign Secretary:
"But we are not considering sanctions against the whole country because there is a humanitarian situation and we would not want to make the situation even worse."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremy Hunt, British Foreign Secretary:
"Well I think we have to demonstrate two things to the EU. First of all we can get a majority in parliament behind a (Brexit) deal and that has happened this week and that's why this week is very significant. And secondly that we understand the concerns of, for example, people in Ireland that we should never see a return to a hard border."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremy Hunt, British Foreign Secretary:
"We are absolutely committed to making sure that there is no return to a hard border. We believe that there are plans, models, ways forward that can do that and we want to discuss those with the EU."