Military option for Venezuela on the table

13 Août, 2017, 10:19 | Author: Claudine Rigal
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"As Minister of Defense and as a citizen I say this is a insane act, an act of supreme extremism", CNN quoted Padrino as saying.

Trump's remarks came amid escalating tensions between Washington and Caracas over Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly (ANC) which was formed after an election on July 30.

"This is our neighbor", Trump said in reference to Venezuela.

"We're all over the world, and we have troops all over the world, in places that are very, very far away", he continued.

Venezuela was "a mess, a very risky mess and a sad situation", Trump said, adding that people there were suffering and dying.

President Trump's threat, however, is a major escalation and seen as an "act of craziness" by Venezuela's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino.

In response to Maduro's actions, Peru has ordered the expulsion of the Venezuelan ambassador from Lima.

As to USA military action against Venezuela, the Pentagon said it had not received any such orders from the White House.

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US President Donald Trump has taken a break from his war of words with North Korea to threaten yet another country with the "military option".

Reuters reported last week that the USA also hit Maduro himself with sanctions, as well as 13 individuals in July.

The U.N. human rights office had said that the Venezuelan security forces had systematically wielded excessive force to suppress protests, killing dozens, and arbitrarily detained 5,000 people since April.

"Venezuela categorically rejects the unfriendly and warmongering declarations of Trump, who has threatened us with a military intervention, in violation of United Nations principles and worldwide law", said the foreign minister.

Elias Jaua, head of the Presidential Commission for the National Constituent Assembly, said that the ANC did not need the recognition of "any government".

The unexpected warning shocked many Venezuelans.

More than 120 people have been killed and thousands of people, including opposition activists, have been arrested during the past four months.

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has urged Mr Maduro to resign and called him a dictator. "President Trump will gladly speak with the leader of Venezuela as soon as democracy is restored in that country", the statement read. "It is very risky mess and a very sad situation", Trump said.

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