Cape Times

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. Xinhua

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