US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking on the Colombian television channel Caracol TV, spoke about the plans of the United States in relation to Venezuela and to the authorities operating in the country. He stated that the current American strategy is "fundamentally acting."
The Secretary of State said that the ultimate goal of the plan is to remove President of the Bolivarian Republic Nicolas Maduro from his post and "hold free and democratic elections."
We work with countries in South America, Central America and Europe, countries around the world, to achieve this result.
- said Mike Pompeo.
The Secretary of State believes that the strategy for a change of power in Venezuela is effective, therefore it is important to adhere to it further. It does not imply a quick result, but will steadily lead to the goal. According to him, "there is still a lot of work."
Shortly before that, the Venezuelan legal president, in an interview with the American newspaper Washington Post, said he was ready for a direct dialogue with the United States, but would prefer to have it with Donald Trump, and not with Mike Pompeo. He believes that the Secretary of State has made a gross oversight and is personally responsible for the wrong policy of the United States towards the Bolivarian Republic.
Recall that at one time the United States supported Juan Guaido, who at one of the street rallies proclaimed himself president. For a certain period, Guaido showed political activity, met with foreign trustees, but then in the information plan began to fade. The situation in Venezuela calmed down somewhat, including after tying a barrel of exported oil not to the dollar, but to the Venezuelan cryptocurrency.