Trump: “Putin is Not Thinking of Intervening in Venezuela and I Feel the Same Way”

US President Donald Trump said Friday that his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, does not want to intervene in Venezuela, and said that both share the desire to find a “positive solution” to the crisis in that country.

“The president reiterated the need for a peaceful transition” in Venezuela, said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, speaking to reporters.

The phone call came as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House national security adviser John Bolton visited the Pentagon to study possible military options on Venezuela. Asked about it, Sanders reiterated that “all options are on the table.” “The president will do what is required if necessary,” stressed the spokeswoman for Trump.

In his conversation with Putin, the US president made it “clear that the United States is on the side of the people of Venezuela,” according to Sanders, who avoided criticizing Russia’s actions in the South American country, as other White House figures have done.

“The president was focused on the call on how to help the people of Venezuela and make sure they get the food, water and help they need,” Sanders explained.

Source URL: La IguanaTV

Translated by JRE\EF

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