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Venezuela Labels Trump’s Military Option Remark as ‘Reckless’

The Venezuelan government on Saturday fired back at what it called a “reckless threat” by U.S. President Donald Trump, who included a military option as a possible action during his remarks about that nation’s current turmoil.

Trump’s statement “aims to drag Latin America and the Caribbean into a conflict that would permanently alter stability, peace and security in our region,” Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said, reading a statement from President Nicolas Maduro.

Arreaza accused Trump of “warmongering” and said Trump’s comments represented “the United States’ systematic aggression against Venezuela.”

Trump said Friday that a military option against Venezuela was on the table, …read more

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