Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, September 20th, 2018

“Military Option” Possible in Venezuela: Trump

“Military Option” Possible in  Venezuela: Trump

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not rule out a “military option” in Venezuela, a claim seemingly contradictory to the view of his top national security adviser.
“We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option, if necessary,” Trump told reporters at his golf club retreat in New Jersey, northeast of the United States.
Meanwhile, Trump did not directly answer a question about whether the U.S. troops would lead the potential operation.
“We don’t talk about it,” said Trump after his meeting at the golf club with State Secretary Rex Tillerson and Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
The Pentagon said after Trump’s words that it had not received any order on Venezuela from the White House.
A week ago, Trump’s top national security adviser H. R. McMaster said in a TV show that he did not see a military intervention from any outside source as likely.
“It’s important for us to place responsibility for this catastrophe on (Venezuelan President Nicolas) Maduro’s shoulders,” McMaster said in an interview with MSNBC, an American television network. (Xinhua)