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Lavrov described US threats of military intervention in Venezuela unacceptable

Lavrov described US threats of military intervention in Venezuela unacceptable

Moscow: Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday described the threats of a military intervention in Venezuela made by US President Donald Trump as “unacceptable”.

Lavrov was at a joint press conference in Moscow following bilateral talks with his Bolivian counterpart, Fernando Huanakuni Mamani, as he criticised recent comments by Trump regarding a possible US military intervention in the South American country, Efe news reported.

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“We are united in the need to overcome the existing disagreements in the country by peaceful means through a nationwide dialogue as soon as possible, without any external pressure, not to mention the unacceptability of the threats of military intervention in the internal affairs of this country,” Lavrov said.

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Trump on Friday had said that the US had many options for Venezuela, “including a possible military option, if necessary”.

“Venezuela is a mess. It’s a very dangerous mess and a very sad situation,” Trump added.

–IANS