Pompeo denied US involvement in an attempt to invade Venezuela :: Politics :: RBC

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Venezuelan authorities of misinformation. Washington did not lead the invasion of the republic, and Caracas’s efforts to introduce Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as a victim are incorrect, he said

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The United States is not involved in an attempted armed invasion of mercenaries in Venezuela, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in an interview with reporter Ben Shapiro. The transcript is published on the website of the State Department.

“We did not manage this. I know that [президент Венесуэлы Николас] Maduro is trying to present everything in this way, ”said Pompeo.

According to him, an attempt to introduce Maduro as a victim in this situation does not look right. “I won’t be surprised if in the end we find out that the regime [в Каракасе] long recognized [о предстоящей попытке] and took this opportunity to misinform, ”said Pompeo.

The US National Security Council also announced that the United States was not involved in what happened in Venezuela. “The US government had nothing to do with the recent events that allegedly took place in Venezuela. Statements to the contrary are not credible. If it were a US-planned operation, according to Maduro, who is charged with drug-dealing, it would be open, direct and effective, ” declared in advice.

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