Bolton: generals secret from Maduro to negotiate with opposition Venezuela
NEW YORK, February 16. /TASS/. Assistant to the President for national security John Bolton claims that representatives of the command of the armed forces of Venezuela in secret from President Nicolas Maduro are in talks with the opposition.
“I can tell you that the key generals and politicians that support Maduro, conduct continuous negotiations with the opposition, Bolton said Friday in an interview with Fox News channel. — President [Maduro] can’t see that, this happens is not obvious. However, they are negotiating”.
23 January, the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guido, whose appointment to the post of speaker of Parliament two days earlier revoked by the Supreme court of Venezuela, declared himself acting President.
On the same day, the interim head of state recognized by the US, joined by members of the Group Lima (except Mexico), the Organization of American States and some other countries. Maduro called the incident a coup attempt and announced the severance of diplomatic relations with the United States.
Several European countries presented Maduro with an ultimatum to hold early presidential elections, and after it expires also recognized, Guide interim President. In support of Maduro spoke Russia, Belarus, Bolivia, Iran, China, Cuba, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Syria and Turkey.