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Trump threatens to impose ‘highest-level sanctions’ on Cuba for supporting Maduro

Trump stated he watches the situation in Venezuela personally
13:20, 1 May 2019

Donald Trump, the President of the U.S.
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U.S. President Donald Trump claimed he was ready to impose additional and very severe sanctions against Cuba in case they will not withdraw their troops from Venezuela.  

If Cuban Troops and Militia do not immediately CEASE military and other operations for the purpose of causing death and destruction to the Constitution of Venezuela, a full and complete embargo, together with highest-level sanctions, will be placed on the island of Cuba,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Related: U.S. to create coalition to replace Maduro's regime in Venezuela

U.S. President expressed hope that all Cuban soldiers will promptly and peacefully return to their island.

Earlier, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed that the President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro was ready to leave the country and go to Cuba, but Russia talked him into staying.

Related: Maduro accuses Guaido of assassination attempt

Pompeo clarified that Maduro intended to escape to Havana.

Besides, the Secretary of State did not comment on the fact whether Washington would allow Maduro to go to Cuba. Instead, he pointed out "Mr. Maduro understands what will happen if he gets on that airplane”.  

Related: Russia persuades Maduro not to escape from Venezuela, - Pompeo

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