The Trump administration recent statement on possible US military intervention in Venezuela is proof that Washington is behind an attempt to stage a state coup in the Latin American country.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said that Donald Trump confirms that the Pentagon leads the state coup as he threatens to use military force again in violation of the UN Charter.
Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez condemned Trump’s statement on Sunday, stressing that the people of Venezuela would not allow any foreign interference.
On 23 January, Juan Guaido, the speaker of the Venezuelan opposition-led National Assembly, proclaimed himself the country’s interim president.
The opposition figure was supported by the USA and a number of other countries, while China, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, Iran and several other states backed constitutionally elected President Nicolas Maduro.
US National Security Advisor John Bolton said however, that the White House had no plans for an imminent military intervention in Venezuela but all options with regard to the situation in that county remain on the table.
Meanwhile, Trump administration has also appointed neoconservative Elliott Abrams, a reportedly lifelong close political ally of National Security Advisor John Bolton as special envoy charged with restoring democracy to Venezuela, further suggesting strong US encouragement of an upcoming coup to topple to Maduro.
The USA even promised food supplies for the poor people in Venezuela, however this seems to contradict previous policies concerning the government in Caracas.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point Latin American News 2019.