Pompeo: China a ‘Corrosive’ Presence in Venezuela

Posted on April 12, 2019 2:07 pm
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused China and Russia of “helping destroy” Venezuela by continuing to support Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who Washington has called illegitimate. Pompeo also called the presence of Russian troops in the country an “obvious provocation.”

“China and others are being hypocritical in calling for ‘non-intervention’ in Venezuela’s affairs,” Pompeo said in a speech in Santiago, Chile, on Friday. “Their own financial interventions have helped destroy the country.”

“China is an important economic partner of the United States. The problem, though, is that when China does business in