Trump Says 'Military Option' a Possibility in Venezuela

Trump Says 'Military Option' a Possibility in Venezuela

Trump Says 'Military Option' a Possibility in Venezuela

Venezuela's Defense Minister is calling President Donald Trump's talk of a military intervention an act of "craziness" and "supreme extremism".

President Trump said Friday that the USA could take military action against Venezuela and President Nicolas Maduro's power grab.

After days of heightened rhetoric over a nuclear-armed North Korea, President Trump said he also wouldn't rule out a "military option" in Venezuela.

The Pentagon said after Trump's words that it had not received any order on Venezuela from the White House.

He said: We have troops all over the world in places that are very far away. "By sanctioning Maduro, the United States makes clear our opposition to the politics of his regime and our support for the people of Venezuela who seek to return their country to a full and prosperous democracy", Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in July, shortly after the election.

Venezuelan leader expresses willingness to hold talks with the USA president on the heels of a new wave of sanctions.

Padrino added that Venezuela will release an official response soon.

Any transactions with the government of Venezuela or any of the South American country's state agencies will in future require prior permission from the bank, according to an internal Credit Suisse memorandum seen by "Reuters" on Thursday.

President Trump on August 10.

The Trump administration has sanctioned more than 30 of Maduro's loyalists since April. Until now, the United States has advocated a regional response, through the Organization of American States.

Pence is set to arrive in Colombia on Sunday and is expected to meet with each of the countries' leaders, deliver a major speech on U.S. The quickest way to do that is to get Trump to ease the sanctions and ask the United States for economic and humanitarian assistance.

President Trump says he is "not going to rule out" military action against Venezuela following President Nicolas Maduro's moves to consolidate power in recent weeks.

The Venezuelan people, crushed under the weight of massive inflation and Maduro's oppressive regime, are struggling to provide even the most basic necessities for their families.

Writing on Twitter, Morales stated that "we condemn the armed interventionist eagerness by the USA against Venezuela, a country which seeks peace in dialogue". Senator Sasse, a member of the US Senate Armed Services Committee, said that Congress does not plan to authorize a US-led war in Venezuela.

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