MOSCOW – Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov described on Wednesday the threats of a military intervention in Venezuela made by US President Donald Trump as unacceptable.
Lavrov was at a joint press conference in Moscow following bilateral talks with his Bolivian counterpart, Fernando Huanakuni Mamani, as he rebuked recent comments by Trump regarding a possible US military intervention in the South American country.
“We are united in the need to overcome the existing disagreements in the country by peaceful means through a nationwide dialog as soon as possible, without any external pressure, not to mention the unacceptability of the threats of military intervention in the internal affairs of this country,” Lavrov said.
Trump had said on Friday that the US had many options for Venezuela, “including a possible military option if necessary.”
“Venezuela is a mess. It’s a very dangerous mess and a very sad situation,” Trump added.