The Government of Venezuela has condemned on Thursday the efforts of the United States and Colombia to carry out a military intervention in the South American country.
"The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela responsibly reiterates before the international community the denunciation made yesterday by President Nicolás Maduro Moros (...) that point to the national security adviser of the US Government, John Bolton, of plan operations and force actions of an illegal and terrorist nature, which include (...) the overthrow of the legitimate Government and the imposition of a Transitory Government Council through a scheme of direct intervention in Venezuela, "the Foreign Ministry of Venezuela has expressed through a statement.
Also, the Chavez government condemned the measures of Colombia adding that the Republic of Colombia "by action or omission, has allowed that in an area of the Tona municipality, a process of paramilitary training is being developed to a group of 734 mercenaries of war (... ) whose purpose is to simulate belonging to units of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) in order to promote false positives when attacking Colombian and Venezuelan military installations with the objective of (...) setting up a scenario that facilitates a military intervention in Venezuela. "
In addition, about the failed attack on the Venezuelan president on August 4, said that "there is ample evidence of the participation of officials of the Government of Colombia in the preparation of the assassination in degree of frustration against President Nicolás Maduro."
Then, the statement stated that "the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reaffirms its firm determination to protect the Venezuelan people against any threat and in response to their international responsibility."
Venezuela has repeatedly denounced the plot orchestrated from abroad, accusing the US in particular. of trying to overthrow the legitimate Bolivarian Government with the help of Bogotá. In August, US President Donald Trump confirmed that he was not going to "rule out a military option" against Venezuela.