Washington, .- The Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said that the days “The days of (the president of Venezuela, Nicolás) Maduro are numbered,” he recalled that “all options are on the table” to restore democracy in Venezuela and remarked that the US “Take action” after the “tragic” yesterday.
“All the options are on the table, we are going to do the things that are necessary to ensure (…) that democracy prevails and that there is a brighter future for the people of Venezuela,” Pompeo said in an interview at the Fox chain, when asked about the possibility of a military intervention.
“The days of Maduro are numbered,” he said, after calling the Venezuelan leader “tyrant.”
Pompeo affirmed that this Saturday was a “tragic day” for Venezuela when commenting on the tension in the country and the clashes between opposition and government forces on the borders with Colombia and Brazil, which left several dead and dozens injured.
“We are going to take action, there are more sanctions that can be applied, more humanitarian assistance that I think we can offer,” said the head of US diplomacy, without offering more details, later in another interview with CNN.
In this regard, Pompeo recalled that the US Vice President, Mike Pence, will participate on Monday at the meeting of the Group of Lima to be held in Bogotá and where the US will insist on the support of Juan Guaidó as legitimate president of Venezuela.
Maduro prevented on the eve the entry into the country of humanitarian aid requested by Guaidó, head of Parliament and who was proclaimed on January 23 last president of that country and was recognized by some 50 nations, including Brazil, Colombia and the United States .
In the dividing lines with Brazil and Colombia, the Venezuelan public force prevented groups of Venezuelans from carrying out a humanitarian cordon in order to facilitate the entry of international aid loaded by trucks.
On the border with Colombia it is estimated that there were more than 200 wounded, while the Venezuelan opposition speaks of 4 dead and more than 20 wounded by bullets in the town of Santa Elena de Uairén, in the Bolívar state, bordering Brazil. (EFEUSA)