ay 14, 2019
U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, on Tuesday warned Russia over its support for Venezuelan leader, Nicolas Maduro.
He said that Maduro had brought nothing but misery upon the Venezuelan people.
“We hope that Russia’s support for Maduro will end,’’ Pompeo said at a news conference alongside Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in the Russian city of Sochi.
“We want every country that’s interfering in Venezuela to cease doing that. We want Venezuela to get their democracy back.
“We need free and fair elections there, not interfered in by any other country,’’ Pompeo said.
Lavrov responded by saying that “threats by the U.S. administration’’ against the Venezuelan leadership have nothing to do with democracy.
“U.S. intervention for democracy in Iraq and Libya in the 2000s has brought nothing good.’’