Wash­ing­ton threat slammed

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MEX­ICO CITY: Latin Amer­i­can coun­tries have strongly con­demned a US threat of mil­i­tary in­ter­ven­tion against Venezuela.

De­spite crit­i­cis­ing what it views as a break­down of democ­racy in Venezuela, Peru said it re­jected any kind of threats or use of force unau­tho­rised by the UN and called for di­a­logue among re­lated par­ties.

US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump on Fri­day threat­ened that he would not rule out a “mil­i­tary op­tion” in Venezuela.

His re­marks came amid es­ca­lat­ing ten­sions be­tween Wash­ing­ton and Caracas over Venezuela’s new­elected leg­isla­tive body, the Na­tional Con­stituent As­sem­bly.

Colom­bia, Mex­ico and Bo­livia joined in crit­i­cis­ing the US threat of mil­i­tary ac­tion.

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