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US Secretary of State John Kerry says “all options” are on the table against Venezuela days after a US Senate panel approved the imposition of sanctions on the Latin American country.
During his first visit to Mexico as the US secretary of state which was aimed at increasing educational ties between the two countries, Kerry spoke forcefully on Wednesday about the recent political unrest in Venezuela, saying the US is losing patience with the Venezuelan government.
“All options remain on the table at this time with hopes to move this process forward,” Kerry said in Mexico City. “Our hope is that sanctions won’t be necessary.”
Kerry’s remarks came one day after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 13-2 in favor of legislation requiring the Obama administration to ban visas and freeze the assets of Venezuelan officials for alleged human rights violations during anti-government demonstrations. The bill will now go to the full Senate floor for consideration.
Venezuela has been the scene of violent pro- and anti-government demonstrations since early February.
The opposition criticizes the government for the high crime rate and economic hardships in the country, claiming that the policies of the government have led to a shortage of essential goods and a high inflation rate.
The government of President Nicolas Maduro has said the violent protests are part of a US-engineered plot to overthrow the government in the oil-rich Latin American country.
originally posted by: FlyersFan
1 - This is from PRESSTV. not a reliable source.
2 - We aren't going to invade Venezuela.
3 - 'All options on the table' supposedly for economic sanctions ... not invasion.
This is from PRESSTV. not a reliable source.
Sanctions always lead to wars in the end.
South africa got no oil, all those african countries you talk about have no oil. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
originally posted by: Fylgje
Yeah....isn't it funny how the zio-nuts in DC like to force "democracy" on the world??
They're pretty much saying: "either fall in line you puppets or else we will punish you".
originally posted by: Variable
a reply to: crazyewok
isn't it funny how the zio-nuts in DC like to force "democracy" on the world?? - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Pray tell... What form of government is better than democracy. Inquiring minds want to know!