Mike Pence: Peaceful solution to Venezuela crisis is possible

Mike Pence: Peaceful solution to Venezuela crisis is possible
# 14 August 2017 08:18 (UTC +04:00)

A peaceful solution to unrest and political turmoil in Venezuela is possible, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Sunday, after President Donald Trump threatened military action and sparked condemnation around the region, APA reported citing Reuters.

"We have many options for Venezuela, but the President also remains confident that working with all of our allies across Latin America we can achieve a peaceable solution," Pence said in Cartagena, Colombia, where he is kicking off a trip to several Latin American countries.

"We will continue to stand with free nations across our hemisphere until democracy is restored for the Venezuelan people," Pence said, striking a more conciliatory tone than Trump.

"President Santos and I discussed in some detail additional measures that could be taken to further pressure the regime in Venezuela economically," he said. The U.S. is "looking at a full range of additional economic sanctions," Pence added.

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