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Bolton Warns Against Meddling in Venezuela After Russian Moves

  • Russia has sought to cultivate ties with Maduro’s government
  • Trump said Wednesday Russia ‘needs to get out’ of Venezuela
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U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton warned nations “external to the Western Hemisphere” against deploying military assets to Venezuela, less than a week after Russian troops and planes landed at an airport near Caracas.

“We strongly caution actors external to the Western Hemisphere against deploying military assets to Venezuela, or elsewhere in the Hemisphere, with the intent of establishing or expanding military operations,” Bolton said in a statement Friday. “We will consider such provocative actions as a direct threat to international peace and security in the region.”