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

17:21  12 february  2019
17:21  12 february  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Donald Trump denounces 'turmoil' in Venezuela, declines to talk about using U.S. troops

Donald Trump denounces 'turmoil' in Venezuela, declines to talk about using U.S. troops “We look at all options," Donald Trump told reporters when asked about troops, but “I never talk about that." Before his Oval Office meeting with Colombian president, Trump also said "people are being treated very badly" in Venezuela, and "I don’t like seeing it. I’m not happy about it." The U.S. has recognized interim Venezuelan President Juan Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate leader, and demanded that President Nicolas Maduro stand down. In praising Guaido during Wednesday's meeting, Trump told reporters that "I have great respect for the man that most people, many people think is the real president.

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.

Venezuela's Maduro says Guaido will have to answer before courts

Venezuela's Maduro says Guaido will have to answer before courts Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro threatened opposition leader Juan Guaido with facing the courts "sooner or later" for violating the constitution by anointing himself legitimate head-of-state, according to an interview published on Wednesday. Guaido invoked a constitutional provision to assume the presidency three weeks ago, arguing that Maduro's re-election last year was a sham. Most Western countries, including the United States, have recognized Guaido, but Maduro retains control of state institutions including the military.

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."

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.

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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Venezuela's Guaido warns military on blocked aid.
Opposition leader Juan Guaido, recognized by some 50 countries as Venezuela's interim president, warned the military Sunday that blocking humanitarian aid from entering the country is a "crime against humanity." require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The warning comes as international aid has taken center stage in a test of wills between Guaido and President Nicolas Maduro in which the military is seen as the pivotal player.

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