US Senator Marco Rubio Urges Venezuela's Top Military Brass To Support Opposition Leader Guaido

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US Senator Marco Rubio Urges Venezuela's Top Military Brass to Support Opposition Leader Guaido

US Senator Marco Rubio on Monday urged Venezuela's top military officials to support the country's opposition leader Juan Guaido while promising from the National Assembly and the United States

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 11th February, 2019) US Senator Marco Rubio on Monday urged Venezuela's top military officials to support the country's opposition leader Juan Guaido while promising from the National Assembly and the United States.

"There won't be a purge of military after [Venezuelan President Nicolas] Maduro because Venezuela will need them for security [and] stability during transition to democracy," Rubio said via Twitter. "And if they help restore democracy, these [six] officers will enjoy immunity from National Assembly that the US will honor [and] follow.

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Tensions in Venezuela escalated when Guaido on January 23declared himself to be the country's interim president, disputing last year's re-election of incumbent Maduro.

Guaido's declaration was almost immediately recognized by the United States and some of its allies.

Russia, China, Mexico, Turkey and Uruguay have said that they consider Maduro to be Venezuela's legitimate president.

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