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Pompeo: US Ready For “Military Action” In Venezuela If It’s Needed To Restore “Democracy”

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Pompeo: US Ready For "Military Action" In Venezuela If It's Needed To Restore "Democracy"

Mike Pompeo

Washington is open for “military action” in dealing with Venezuela’s crisis, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced. Softening his war-mongering rhetoric, he said that a peaceful option is still more preferable.

“If the question is, is the United States prepared to consider military action if that’s what it takes to restore the democracy there in Venezuela, the [US] president’s been consistent and unambiguous about that, that the option to use military force is available if that’s what is ultimately called for,” Pompeo told Fox News on May 1.

The statement by the Secretary of State followed the April 30 armed coup attempt carried out by US-proclaimd Venezuelan ‘Interim President’ Juan Guaido. The failed coup attempt, despite a public support from the US and its regional allies, failed.

However, exploting this situation, Washington once again returned to its war-like rhetorics towards the Venezuelan government.

On May 1, the US-backed opposition is helding another rally against the government. In the event of escalation and notable civilian casualties, the US may use this pre-shaped situation to justify further actions against Venezuela.

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