Trump says U.S. military intervention in Venezuela ‘an option;’ Russia objects
By Brian Ellsworth,Reuters•February 3, 2019 Trump says sending U.S. troops to Venezuela ‘an option’Trump says sending U.S. troops to Venezuela ‘an option’Yahoo News Video
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By Brian Ellsworth
CARACAS (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said military intervention in Venezuela was “an option” as Western nations boost pressure on socialist leader Nicolas Maduro to step down, while the troubled OPEC nation’s ally Russia warned against “destructive meddling.”
The United States, Canada and several Latin American countries have disavowed Maduro over his disputed re-election last year and recognized self-proclaimed President Juan Guaido as the country’s rightful leader.
Trump said U.S. military intervention was under consideration in an interview with CBS aired on Sunday.
“Certainly, it’s something that’s on the – it’s an option,” Trump said, adding that Maduro requested a meeting months ago.
“I’ve turned it down because we’re very far along in the process,” he