The US threats against Venezuela are actions of the Wild West, if even a hair falls from the head of the country’s leadership, the people and the military will stand up for it, said President Nicolas Maduro.
The US Justice Department on Thursday released charges against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and 14 other leaders of the country, claiming that they are involved in drug trafficking. The State Department announced a $ 15 million reward for Maduro. Attorney General William Barr recalled that the United States does not consider Maduro the President of Venezuela, and compared him to former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega, whom the Americans deposed in 1989 as a result of a military invasion after similar charges of drug trafficking.
“There is a rejection of the extravagant behavior of the cowboy, the government of (Donald) Trump, which offered a price for our heads as if we are in the times of the Wild West… But we are not afraid and will not be intimidated by any American aggression. And if only one hair falls from the head of one of us, our people have a plan, a civil-military Association, the police have plans, and you know that the people have already given a name to this plans-Bolivarian rage,” Maduro said.
“This will be our national and international response to any aggression, and they know it,” he added.