Trump makes military threat against Venezuela

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France 24 and The Associated Press

© Mandel Ngan / AFP | US President Donald Trump on June 23, 2017 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC.

Video by Solange MOUGIN

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2017-08-12

President Donald Trump said Friday that he wouldn’t rule out military action against Venezuela in response to the country’s descent into political chaos following President Nicolas Maduro’s power grab.

Speaking to reporters at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, Trump bemoaned the country’s growing humanitarian crisis and declared that all options remain on the table — including a potential militaryintervention.

“We have many options for Venezuela and by the way, I’m not going to rule out a military option,” Trump volunteered, adding, “A military operation and military option is certainly something that we could pursue.”

Trump’s comment mark a serious escalation in rhetoric for the US

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