I wouldn’t miss chance to meet Trump: Maduro

The Gulf Today - - AMERICAS -

CARA­CAS: Venezuela’s em­bat­tled Pres­i­dent Nico­las Maduro said on Fri­day that he would not pass up a chance to meet with his US coun­ter­part Don­ald Trump, if that meant iron­ing out the coun­tries’ many dis­agree­ments.

Just back from his UN Gen­eral As­sem­bly trip, Maduro was speak­ing in re­sponse to re­marks made by the US leader at the meet­ing that Venezuela was a “mess” that had to be “cleaned up.”

“I’m told that the United States pres­i­dent once again men­tioned me. My re­sponse is that I am brave enough, de­ci­sive enough and force­ful enough to meet Pres­i­dent Trump, greet him with re­spect and es­tab­lish a high-rank­ing di­a­logue. If such an op­por­tu­nity were to arise, I would not miss it,” said the so­cial­ist leader, whose coun­try is in an eco­nomic mega-cri­sis.

“I would be ready to meet any time, any place, ex­tend my hand, speak, see him face to face and look in his eyes. And I know that if that were to hap­pen, a lot of things would change,” Maduro said at the in­ter­na­tional air­port in Mai­que­tia, near Cara­cas.

While at the UN Gen­eral As­sem­bly, Trump also re­marked that all op­tions were on the ta­ble in the case of VENEZUELA. Thou­sands HAVE LED hunger and eco­nomic col­lapse in the state-led econ­omy.

On whether he would meet Maduro, Trump kept his cards close to his vest, say­ing only that he’d see what hap­pens.

On Tues­day, the US Trea­sury an­nounced new sanc­tions against Venezue­lan irst lady CILIA ADELA Flores de Maduro, an at­tor­ney and the pres­i­dent’s WIFE, As one of THE ig­ures who has helped Maduro re­tain his grip on power, along with Vice Pres­i­dent Delcy Ro­driguez.

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