Maduro wants troops at border with Colombia against US ‘provocation’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the army to return up with a plan for a everlasting deployment of forces to the border with Colombia to avert “provocations” he accused the US of masterminding.

“Reinforcing the border with Colombia is important to make it “safe and peaceful,” Maduro stated, including that the everlasting deployment would make sure that it’s unpenetrable. “We should be properly deployed to defend our land, to thwart any provocation, which we anticipate and which we have no idea but. Imagine them defending their maritime space against our marine and air power,” he stated.

“[Colombian President Ivan] Duque has plans against Venezuela supported by the US authorities,” the embattled Venezuelan chief stated on Friday at the assembly marking the top of the biggest ever Angostura army drills.

The deployment might be efficient instantly, Maduro stated, citing the approaching menace of provocation from Colombia.

Duque has simply returned from his journey to Washington the place he mentioned the political disaster in Venezuela, pledging help for self-declared ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido and his quest to oust Maduro from energy.

“We need to give (Guaido) even stronger support to lead Venezuela,” Duque stated at the Wednesday assembly, as Trump reiterated that he was contemplating “all options” in Venezuela.

Maduro has accused opposition of inviting a “US invasion, occupation and war.”

“Never in history has this happened,” he lamented.

Washington has been overtly inciting a army overthrow of Maduro after US President Donald Trump, alongside with the US allies within the area and in Europe, acknowledged Guaido as a official consultant of the Venezuelan folks.

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