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WorldVenezuela's Nicolas Maduro: 'Gang of extremists' in Trump White House are 'warmongering'

17:21  12 february  2019
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Trump: Military intervention in Venezuela an 'option'

Trump: Military intervention in Venezuela an 'option' President Trump in an interview broadcast Sunday said U.S. military intervention in crisis-torn Venezuela is an "option." "Well I don't want to say that," he told host Margaret Brennan on CBS's "Face the Nation" when asked about military intervention and any national security interest. "But certainly it's something that's on the - it's an option," he added. The also said Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro requested a meeting "a number of months ago" and Trump turned it down.

Venezuela ' s embattled President Nicolás Maduro has called Donald Trump 's government a " gang of "They are warmongering in order to take over Venezuela ," he said. The US and most Western In a rare interview, Mr Maduro said he hoped "this extremist group in the White House is defeated

" Gang of extremists ": Trump 's White House is condemned by Venezuela ' s President Donald Trump is a white supremacist, Maduro agreed when asked by the reporter. Venezuela remains in the balance with Maduro and Guaido fighting for loyalties at home and recognition from foreign nations.

WASHINGTON – Venezuela's embattled president Nicolas Maduro accused the Trump administration of being filled with a "gang of extremists" who want to take over Venezuela.

In a provocative interview with the BBC, Maduro vowed to block American humanitarian aid to desperate Venezuelans, arguing it was a ruse to justify U.S. military intervention and a coup d'etat.

"They are warmongering in order to take over Venezuela," he told the British news outlet.

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President Trump ’s remarks on Friday that he would not rule out a “military option” to quell the chaos in Venezuela set off a late-night diplomatic duel, with the defense minister accusing Mr. Trump of “an act of madness” and the White House saying it had turned away a call from Venezuela ’ s president.

Venezuela ' s President Nicolas Maduro © Miraflores Palace © Reuters. The United States should “get out of Venezuela ,” the country’s leader, Nicolas “President Trump 's aggressions against the Venezuelan people, its government and its institutions have surpassed all limits,” the statement said.

Maduro faces mounting international pressure to relinquish the presidency. The U.S. and a raft of other countries have called Maduro's rule illegitimate and recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido, head of the National Assembly, as Venezuela's interim president.

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The Trump administration has also slapped tough economic sanctions on Venezuela's oil industry in an effort to cut off revenue to Maduro's brutal regime.

President Donald Trump has said that "all options" are on the table to push Maduro from power. But the White House has emphasized sanctions and diplomatic pressure over military intervention for the most part.

Maduro said he was rooting for Trump's ouster, telling the BBC he hoped "this extremist group in the White House is defeated by powerful world-wide public opinion."

US ready to waive sanctions on Venezuela officers backing Guaido

US ready to waive sanctions on Venezuela officers backing Guaido Washington is prepared to exempt Venezuelan military leaders from punitive sanctions if they recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American nation's interim leader, President Donald Trump's national security advisor said Wednesday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "The U.S. will consider sanctions off-ramps for any Venezuelan senior military officer that stands for democracy and recognizes the constitutional government of President Juan Guaido," John Bolton said on Twitter.

Nicolás Maduro Moros (/məˈdʊəroʊ/; Spanish: [nikoˈlas maˈduɾo ˈmoɾos]; born 23 November 1962) is a Venezuelan politician who has served as the 46th President of Venezuela since 2013 and

Venezuela has been subject to increasing sanctions since President Nicolas Maduro convened a national assembly designed to rewrite the country’s The foreign ministry, in an email, called Trump ’s statements “ warmongering ” and said they represent a "direct threat to Venezuela ’ s peace, stability

He called the U.S. an "empire" and said Trump represented the "the interests of the extreme right." He even seemed to accuse Trump of being motivated by racism in his approach to Venezuela.

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Pence to Show U.S. Support for Guaido in Colombia Speech.
Vice President Mike Pence plans to travel to Bogota, Colombia, on Monday to deliver a speech in support of Juan Guaido, whom the U.S. has recognized as the interim president of neighboring Venezuela. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Pence will “voice the United States’ unwavering support” for Guaido in the remarks, his office said in a statement on Thursday.

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