Venezuelan president will be thrown out, today or tomorrow or later: Pompeo

Venezuelan embattled president Nicolas Maduro cannot be a part of the country’s future even though he is ruling for the moment, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Saturday in an interview with ABC.

Venezuelan president

Pompeo cited starvation, poverty, lack of medicine, hyperinflation and economic crisis and said change in Venezuela will surely happen whether today or tomorrow or a week from now, the timeline is not predicted.

He added, “Maduro cannot feel good about the security of his position today, and he shouldn’t, because the Venezuelan people will demand ultimately that he leave.”

Pompeo was asked whether US invasion of Venezuela is an option, he said there is a full range of options and they are preparing for those.

He was also asked whether Trump would intervene without congressional authorization.

Pompeo replied, “The President has his full range of Article II authorities and I’m very confident that any action we took in Venezuela would be lawful.”

Meanwhile, Trump had a telephonic talk with Russian president Vladimir Putin on the matter of Venezuela. It is learned Moscow is not looking to get involved but is seeking something positive for the country.

Pompeo cited starvation, poverty, lack of medicine, hyperinflation and economic crisis and said change in Venezuela will surely happen whether today or tomorrow or a week from now, the timeline is not predicted.

The statement of Trump contradicts with earlier remarks of Pompeo when he accused Russia and Cuba for maneuvering to support Maduro not to step down.

US and about fifty more countries are recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as legitimate president of the country.

Related Stories

Venezuelan military chopper crashes heading to San Carlos; 7 dead
Failed to oust Maduro the Venezuelan opposition leader says no turning back

Paul Linus