The leader of the opposition and the speaker of the National Assembly of Venezuela Juan Guaido in an interview with The Washington Post acknowledged that the attempt to overthrow the current President Nicolas Maduro failed. According to him, the reason for this was the lack of support from the Venezuelan military.
The Venezuelan opposition leader noted that he expected the resignation of the presidential powers of Maduro, after which the military would massively side with the opposition. However, this did not happen, and therefore the politician admitted that he and his supporters miscalculated in this matter.
“Perhaps, the reason is that we still need more soldiers to support in order to defend the Constitution,” said Guaido.
At the same time, he made it clear that he would have agreed to foreign intervention in Venezuela by the United States if such a proposal had been received.
“Thank you for this option, we will evaluate this proposal and, perhaps, consider it in Parliament to resolve this crisis. If it is necessary, perhaps, we will approve it,” the opposition leader said, answering the question of what he would say to John Bolton in response to the proposal for military intervention on the part of Washington.