Published: Mon, August 14, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Trump threatens military option in Venezuela

Trump threatens military option in Venezuela

"We have many options for Venezuela and by the way, I'm not going to rule out a military option", Trump volunteered, adding, "A military operation and military option is certainly something that we could pursue". "It's not only the United States putting forth pressure on Maduro, but that he's getting it from all sides of the region as well". Maduro recently offered to meet with Trump at the United Nations to diplomatically resolve sanctions the US recently leveled at Venezuela.

Reuters reported Friday that the Pentagon said the White House hadn't given it any orders on Venezuela. "There is an extremist elite that rules the United States".

He said they were particularly menacing given President Nicolas Maduro's renewed call this week for closer ties and request for a meeting with Trump at the U.N. General Assembly next month. It is an attack on the sovereignty of the Venezuelan people. "Mr. Donald Trump, here is my hand", Maduro said during the three-hour speech, in which he later accused "imperialists" of threatening his regime.

After several days of increasingly charged rhetoric with North Korea, President Trump turned his attention to another country - Venezuela.

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"I don't want to comment because I think they're very different places so I don't want to comment", said Trump.

Pence planned to meet with Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos, later Sunday at the start of a weeklong trip likely to be dominated by conversations about the crisis in Venezuela.

Argentinean global law expert Paola de Simons told Xinhua that Trump was sending out "a warning, (as a) foreign threat, which belongs to what were decades ago".

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Calling Trump's words a "direct aggression" against peace and independence of Latin America and the Caribbean, Suarez warned that a USA military attack against Venezuela could be hidden under the pretext of a "humanitarian intervention".

One can only imagine how disappointed the younger Maduro will be to arrive in NY only to discover that the White House is actually more than 220 miles away to the southwest.

After stifling all democratic opposition in his nation and essentially turning Venezuela into a communist dictatorship, President Nicolas Maduro responded to some tough talk from President Donald Trump by offering to set up a phone call and discuss matters.

Maduro says the assembly, which has the power to re-write Venezuela's constitution, is needed to bring peace and prosperity to the oil-rich but economically ailing country.

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The South American nation is also embroiled in an economic crisis that has led many to leave the country in search of easier access to food and medicine.

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