‘Shameful heritage of neocolonialism': Venezuela slams US invoking military aid treaty

Posted On: Sep 11, 2019   |   Posted By: RT

‘Shameful heritage of neocolonialism': Venezuela slams US invoking military aid treaty

The government of Venezuela has denounced the US invocation of a Cold War-era mutual defense treaty on behalf of the opposition in Caracas, a move which clears the way for military intervention in the Latin American country.
Washington has invoked the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance with 10 other Latin American countries and Venezuela's self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaido, declaring in a statement on Wednesday that President Nicolas Maduro “not only poses a threat to the Venezuelan people, his actions threaten the peace and security of Venezuela's neighbors.”
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