Trump Threatens Use Of Military Force Against Russian Troops In Venezuela – The Intellectualist

Trump Threatens Use Of Military Force Against Russian Troops In Venezuela – The Intellectualist

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova responded saying while “”continuing its aggressive rhetoric against Venezuela and openly trying to stage a coup in that country, the United States is simultaneously accusing those who are cooperating with its legal authorities, including Russia.”

Zakharova further stated that “the stay of Russian specialists on Venezuelan territory is regulated by the agreement on military technical cooperation between the governments of Russia and Venezuela that was signed in May 2001 and ratified by both states.”

China appears to lean toward Russia’s stance on the issue, with Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang telling reporters who had inquired on the issue that “all countries in the Western Hemisphere, including Latin American countries, are all sovereign states,” so “they have the right to determine their own foreign policy and their way to engage in mutually beneficial cooperation with countries of their own choosing.”

With a not-so-subtle barb at the U.S., Geng added that “Latin American affairs are not a certain country’s exclusive business, nor is Latin America a certain country’s backyard.”

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