Trump does not rule out military intervention against Venezuela
- 5 months ago
Donald Trump has made it clear that military intervention is an option regarding the current situation in Venezuela and has warned Russia of “destructive meddling”.
The U.S. is not alone in criticizing the current affairs in the South American country following the questionable results in January’s national elections, which by many was won by the opposition’s leader, Juan Guaido.
Other countries such as Canada, Colombia and Brazile have recognized Guaido as the rightful leader, with France and Austria stating they would recognize Guaido if Maduro failed to answer the EU’s call for a fair election by Sunday.
Prompting Maduro to respond, “We don’t accept ultimatums from anyone.”
“I refuse to call for elections now - there will be elections in 2024. We don’t care what Europe says.”
On military intervention Trump said, “Certainly, it’s something that’s on the - it’s an option,”
“I’ve turned it down because we’re very far along in the process.” Trump added, noting Maduro’s request for a meeting, “So, I think the process is playing out.”
Trump’s administration has wasted no time in issuing sanctions to Venezuela, which has drawn criticism from Russia.
Head of the Latin America department at Russia’s Foreign Ministry, Alexander Shchetinin, urged, “The international community’s goal should be to help (Venezuela), without destructive meddling from beyond its borders.”
Source: Smart Trend Team