Rejecting Demand to Leave Venezuela, Russia’s Lavrov Says ‘Whole World Dotted’ With US Soldiers
“What do they mean by insolent remarks that the countries external to the Western Hemisphere are not allowed to have any interests there?” Lavrov said.
Further, said Lavrov, a country like the U.S. isn’t in the best position to throw stones about stationing troops in foreign countries.
“Take a look at the map of the U.S. military bases—the whole world is dotted with red spots and each of them poses rather serious risks,” said Lavrov.
The U.S. operates around an estimated 800 bases worldwide, though that number moves even higher depending on how the term “bases” is defined.