Trump: sending US military to Venezuela was “an option”

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US President Donald Trump said that sending the military to Venezuela was “an option” as Western nations boost pressure on socialist leader Nicolas Maduro to hand over power to opposition leader and self-proclaimed President Juan Guaido,  Reuters reported.

In an interview with CBS on Sunday, Trump reiterated that military intervention was a possibility. Asked what would make him use the US military in Venezuela and what's the national security interest, he replied that “certainly it's something that's on the- it's an option.”

Trump also said that Nicolas Maduro requested a meeting months ago, which he turned down “because we’re very far along in the process.” “So, I think the process is playing out - very, very big tremendous protests”, Trump added.

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