US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not rule out the possibility of a military option for Venezuela. The diplomat made this statement on February 24 in an interview to Fox News.
The former head of the CIA stressed that “every option is on the table” for the US, noting that Washington intends to “do the things that need to be done to make sure that the Venezuelan people’s voice” is heard, that “democracy reigns” and there is “a brighter future for the people of Venezuela.”
US-supported political crisis in Venezuela began last May after Nicolas Maduro’s reelection to the presidency. The situation has greatly deteriorated since the beginning of this year. On January 11, the opposition-controlled Venezuelan National Assembly proclaimed its leader Juan Guaido to be the country’s interim president. In response, the US recognized Guaido as the leader of Venezuela.
Now, the US imposes sanctions and threatens Venezuela with military intervention.
Since yesterday, Guaido has been in the city of Cucuta (Colombia). According to him, he got there with the help of the Venezuelan armed forces. Guaido crossed the border in a military helicopter despite a ban on him leaving Venezuela. Who the helicopter belongs to has not been determined.
A humanitarian aid distribution center for Venezuela has been set up in the city of Cucuta.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency