US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told the Chilean broadcaster Mega TV that every single tool for what he described as US efforts “to restore democracy” in Venezuela remains on the table, ONA reports citing Sputnik.
He confirmed that military intervention is still an option amid the ongoing political crisis in which Washington has backed self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido and denounced Nicolas Maduro.
According to him “every single tool, every single option remains on the table” even though the Lima Group of Latin American countries has rejected such a scenario and the US lacks support for such a measure from the United Nations Security Council.
The Latin American country has been mired in a political crisis since January 2019 when parliamentarian Juan Guaido proclaimed himself Venezuela's interim president. The US has been his vocal and financial supporter, trying to force elected president Nicolas Maduro to step down and criticizing China and Russia for backing him.