Commenting on how the crisis in Venezuela has impacted the already tense relations between Moscow and Washington in an interview with the Spanish service of Voice of America, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that the Kremlin’s claims about “the inadmissibility of US intervention in Venezuela” are “groundless”. “The Russians will say the Americans shouldn’t intervene in Venezuela…It’s almost funny to say…they’ve intervened in the most fundamental ways. The Cubans own the security apparatus. I would think if you were a Venezuelan military leader, you would be embarrassed by that…The people of Venezuelan want their own security, they want their own democracy, they want Venezuelans to lead their nation, not people from a small island or people from Russia, and the United States stands ready to support them,” Mike Pompeo declared.
Moreover, in an interview with the Chilean Mega TV, Pompeo declared that he doesn’t rule out the possibility of military intervention in Venezuela.