Head of the Southern Command denied that the US. plan a military intervention in Venezuela, but you are worried about supporting the democratic transition after the end of the regime.
Admiral Craig Faller, chief of the US Southern Command, said on Thursday that the only military concern of his country about the situation of Venezuela is to work on planning what he saw the "day after" of the regime of Nicolás Maduro.
Faller, at a press conference he granted after a meeting in the Brazilian city of Natal with the chiefs of staff of the South American countries, denied that the United States is planning a military intervention in Venezuela and said his concern is to support the democratic transition after the end of the Maduro regime.
"The military focus of the Southern Command is planning the day after Maduro. Our priority is to support the efforts of the United States government to put pressure on Maduro, an effort to facilitate a democratic transition in Venezuela, "he said.
“The only intervention (military), the only invasion of Venezuela it was promoted by Cuba, Russia and other external actors who do not value democracy, "said the admiral responsible for American operations in the south of the continent.
Foller said that one of the key issues discussed at the South American Defense Conference (SOUTHDEC 2019), which brought together top officials from the continent in Natal in the last two days, was regional cooperation in dealing with disasters, including the humanitarian tragedy in Venezuela.
According to the admiral, the Venezuelan crisis became a threat to continental peace and another disaster affecting America, even though it was a man-made disaster.
"We have to work together to meet our challenges, such as some man-made disasters, such as The case of Venezuela. Those challenges require that we work together, & he said.
"It is important to focus on the facts and they tell us that Maduro has caused a crisis, a disaster that not only affects the people of Venezuela, but also has an impact on the security of all countries in the region," said the military chief.
According to the head of the Southern Military Command, the reaction of the international community to that disaster has focused on efforts to strive for a democratic transition.
“Maduro is isolated and loses friends. And the international community is united & # 39 ;, he said.
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday in Ottawa that his country's policy toward Venezuela has not changed despite contacts with Chavez representatives and reiterated that Nicolás Maduro's presence in power is an obstacle to democracy.
During a press conference, Pompeo was asked if Washington's contacts with senior Venezuelan officials had changed the position of the US, to which he replied that although the point of departure was "wrong", they had not made any policy changes in your country.
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