US State Secretary Mike Pompeo said the administration of the US President Donald Trump was all set to proceed any military move to end the crisis in Venezuela.
US State Secretary Mike Pompeo said, “the president has been crystal clear and incredibly consistent. Military action is possible. If that’s what’s required, that’s what the United States will do”.
State Secretary Mike Pompeo said the US would suggest a peaceful handover of power, with the US President Nicholas Maduro dethroning along with new elections would be held for the potential selection of the new leaders.
US State Secretary, Mike Pompeo added, “ but the president has made clear in the event that there comes a moment — and we will all have to make decisions about when that moment is and the president will ultimately have to make that decision — he’s prepared to do that if that’s what’s required.”
In a special interview, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said Pompeo would be interacting later with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for discussing the situation.
The US National Security Advisor John Bolton and the State Secretary Mike Pompeo charged Russia and Cuba for standing in the way of a change in the government in Caracas.
US State Secretary said Maduro was set for leaving the country for Cuba but evidently was discussed about it by the Russians.
He also added, “ the Russians like nothing better than putting a thumb in our eye,” Bolton said. “They’re using the Cubans as surrogates. They’d love to get effective control of a country in this Hemisphere”.
He also included, “it’s not ideological, it’s just good old fashioned power politics. That’s why we have the Monroe doctrine which we’re dusting off in this administration, why the president indicated last night that the Cubans better think long and hard about what their role is.”
As a 19th century US policy, Monroe doctrine opposing interference in the western hemisphere by European powers, which later was resorted to justifying US intervention in Latin America.