'Stop US Aggression': Venezuela Responds to 'Imperialist' Trump

'Stop US Aggression': Venezuela Responds to 'Imperialist' Trump

"We have many options for Venezuela", he told reporters at his golf club in New Jersey after meeting with United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and national security adviser H.R. McMaster.

Venezuela's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said in a tweet that Juan Carlos Caguaripano, the alleged ringleader of the August 6 attack on a military base near Valencia, had been captured.

A reporter asked what he can tell Americans who are "on edge" about the heightened rhetoric between the USA and North Korea. It's our neighbor. We have troops all over the world, in places that are very far away.

Separately, Trump also said he would will speak with Chinas Xi Jinping tonight, adding that "were considering additional sanctions at a very, very high level" on North Korea.

Protests have rocked the streets of Caracas and other Venezuelan cities in response to Maduro's move.

Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino called it "an act of craziness", warning that in the event of United States aggression, the nation's military would lead the defense of "the interests and sovereignty of our beloved Venezuela".

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Trump made the comments in a tweet early Friday from a working vacation at his golf course in New Jersey. He has been accused of setting up a powerful constitutional assembly to push aside opposition.

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The US administration has been increasing pressure on Maduro in recent weeks, but especially since the election of the Constituent Assembly, imposing more individual sanctions on government officials, who have included the Venezuelan president himself.

Critics say the body, stacked with Maduro supporters including his wife and son, is a blatant attempt by Maduro to seize further powers for himself. The U.S. government has also banned them from travel to the United States.

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has urged Mr Maduro to resign and called him a dictator.

Even for a confirmed Trumpian, the president's statement yesterday that "A military operation and military option is certainly something that we could pursue" in Venezuela is perplexing.

Meanwhile, Trump did not directly answer a question about whether the US troops would lead the potential operation. However, his request seems to have been ignored, with the White House stating that Trump would only consider talking to Maduro once democracy is restored in Venezuela.

Late last month, despite nationwide strikes and demonstrations, Maduro pushed through a vote on a new constituent assembly that replaced the opposition-majority parliament and increased his power.

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