Venezuelan's Maduro says decision to allow dollar transactions was 'correct'

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a news conference in Caracas

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday his decision to allow transactions in dollars in the South American country's embattled economy was "correct," describing it as a decision taken "in the midst of a war."

(Reporting by Brian Ellsworth; Writing by Luc Cohen)