PressTV-Bolton lets slip possible US military plan for Venezuela

US National Security Adviser John Bolton has been photographed holding confidential notes with information about a possible troop deployment in the South American country of Colombia, which reports say might be linked to the ongoing unrest in neighboring Venezuela.

Bolton and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin appeared before journalists at the White House on Monday to announce new economic sanctions against Venezuela’s oil industry, days after the Latin American country’s opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself president and urged President Nicolas Maduro to resign.

What caught reporters’ attention, however, was a yellow notepad that the hawkish US official was holding against his jacket with its pages facing the cameras.

One of the pages photographed by curious journalists included two lines of writing: “Afghanistan -> Welcome the Talks,” which referred to ongoing negotiations between Washington and the Taliban militant…

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