Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has rejected US interventionism in the Latin American country, saying Washington opposes Venezuelan independence and determined to stop it at all costs.
Speaking at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, Maduro also accused the United States and its allies of trying to assassinate him to end Venezuela’s “socialist revolution” and seize the country’s vast oil and mineral wealth.
US President Donald Trump had said in his own address to the Assembly a day earlier that a military coup could topple the Maduro government, also describing the Venezuelan government as “a repressive regime responsible for a human tragedy.”
Maduro also said the US “wants to continue giving orders to the world as though the world were its own property.”
“From this very rostrum, a threat was issued yesterday to governments of the world that orders should be obeyed and…