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US warns against threats to opposition in Venezuela

US national security advisor John Bolton warns of a “significant response” if US diplomats or the opposition leader seeking the ouster of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro are threatened or intimidated.

“Any violence and intimidation against US diplomatic personnel, Venezuela’s democratic leader, Juan Guaido, or the National Assembly itself would represent a grave assault on the rule of law and will be met with a significant response,” he posts on Twitter.

The warning does not address specific groups or individuals, but Bolton notes in a linked tweet that Cuba’s “support and control over Maduro’s security and paramilitary forces” was well known.

— AFP

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