CARACAS: Venezuela’s government announced it would hold a massive march today against US meddling after reports that US officials met secretly with Venezuelan military officers to discuss plans to oust President Nicolas Maduro, reports AFP.
The United States “acknowledges having met at least three times with military coup leaders to carry out a coup,” said Diosdado Cabello, speaker of the ruling Constituent Assembly that runs the country.At an event by the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Cabello also drew a direct connection with the drone explosions on August 4 at a military parade Maduro was leading.
“The presidential assassination that was stopped was led by the United States. Is there anyone who has any doubt?” Cabello asked. US officials decided against taking action after the meetings, according to The New York Times. The newspaper did not, however, link these discussion to the exploding drones case.