“Worst scenario”: Russia warns against US military interference in Venezuela’s affairs

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US President Donald Trump earlier confirmed that US military intervention in Venezuela was “an option.” His statement came amid media speculation after White House National Security Adviser John Bolton was photographed holding a yellow notepad that read: “5,000 troops to Colombia” during a press briefing on new sanctions against Venezuela. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has stated that military interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs would be the “worst scenario”, adding that such an intervention would have “catastrophic” consequences. “We will not speculate about what the results of any contacts would be, but we strictly adhere to the line that destructive external intervention, especially armed intervention in Venezuelan affairs, would be the worst possible scenario. Its consequences are difficult to predict, but it is clear that the hypothetical use of force in this situation will lead to a surge in bloodshed and to consequences that will also have effect…

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