Venezuelan president vowed defending independence of the nation

February 24, 2019 11:12 pm18 commentsViews: 72

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed Saturday to be defending independence and accused United States for trying to colonize the nation by seeking ways to confiscate oil.

Addressing to thousands of supporters in Caracas he said those who are opposing him are allowing Trump administration to call the shots. He said, “It’s time for our people to tell Donald Trump, ‘Donald Trump, Yankee, go home, Donald Trump.”

He mocked opposition leader Juan Guaido and called him a puppet of US.

Guaido self-declared himself as legitimate leader of Venezuela and called Maduro to step down arguing his 2018 re-election was a sham.

United States and several other western countries have recognized Guaido as legitimate leader and called Maduro to step down.

Meanwhile, Maduro has supports of Russia, China, Turkey and many other countries. He denied any crisis in the country and called the aid as US-orchestrated show.

Even though President Trump hinted earlier US military may intervene in Venezuelan political crisis, but Congress lately ruled out such action on Wednesday.

US Representative Eliot Engel said, “I do worry about the president’s saber rattling, his hints that US military intervention remains an option. I want to make clear to our witnesses and to anyone else watching: US military intervention is not an option.”
Earlier this year US imposed sanctions on Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA to limit access to oil revenue by President Nicolas Maduro, but Engel said it will affect the people there.

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