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Lavrov to Pompeo: We can talk Venezuela, but US must stop threatening its legitimate govt

Lavrov to Pompeo: We can talk Venezuela, but US must stop threatening its legitimate govt

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The US attempts to threaten Venezuela and meddle in the country’s affairs under the guise of supplying humanitarian aid have nothing to do with democracy, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov told his American counterpart, Mike Pompeo. The top diplomats talked on the phone on Saturday on the initiative of Washington, the Russia Foreign Ministry said. During the conversation, Lavrov blasted the American threats against the government of Nicolas Maduro, calling them “blatant interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state and a flagrant violation of international law.” He also grilled the US Secretary of State over Washington’s attempts to influence the situation in Venezuela under the “hypocritical guise” of providing humanitarian aid to the crisis-hit country. Such actions “have nothing to do with democratic process,” Lavrov said.
Source: Lavrov to Pompeo: We can talk Venezuela, but US must stop threatening its legitimate govt

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