THE US is primed to attack Venezuela along with two close Latin American allies as it attempts to oust president Nicolas Maduro, the crisis-stricken country’s deputy has claimed.
According to Newsweek, publication The Grayzone alleged the US and officials from Colombia and Brazil had discussed the possibilities of taking down the socialist leader. The countries would launch a military intervention in order to topple Maduro. Last weekend, Maduro ordered that one million more people should join the civilian army in support of his government.
But Delcy Rodriguez, Venezuela vice president, staunchly condemned the US.
In a tweet she said that the “international community and its multilateral legal bodies must know that a criminal plan is underway to attack Venezuela militarily”.
She wrote that the US had shown a “pathetic show of recognition” for Maduro’s rival Juan Guaido.
Ms Rodriguez added: “US, Colombian and Brazilian officials who plot to ignore the will of the people of Venezuela through military violence are committing crimes against humanity and are internationally responsible!
“The same goes for those ‘Venezuelans’ who join in on this crime!”
The US vehemently backs Mr Guaido, who many countries consider the rightful leader of Venezuela.
Since 2002, Venezuela has accused the US of intervening in its affairs.
But White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Twitter…
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