Newsnewsrcwrtneoconsarmageddonitesonparademorewars4israel

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 11:30 PM

Venezuela Government Says It Thwarted Coup Plot Aided By Israeli, US Agents

By AFP and TOI STAFF
Today, 2:31 am

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s socialist government said Wednesday it had derailed a coup bid, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a military plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro and install a general and former defense minister in his place.

Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said the plan involved active and retired army officers and was to have been executed between Sunday and Monday this past weekend.

“We were in all the meetings to plan the coup d’Etat. We were in all the conferences,” Rodriguez said, suggesting that government informers had infiltrated the alleged plotters during planning meetings.

Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories FREE SIGN UP

He accused Colombia’s right-wing President Ivan Duque of “planning coups, assassinations of the president” as well as implicating Chile’s conservative President Sebastian Pinera and US National Security Advisor John Bolton in the plot. He also accused opposition leader Juan Guaido of planning “a bloodbath.”

He also said “Israel terrorist agents” had been involved.

More than two dozen people, aided by “Israeli, US and Colombian terrorist agents,” planned to block Caracas highways and seize military and intelligence units, Rodriguez said, according to the Bloomberg news agency.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/venezuela-government-says-it-thwarted-coup-plot-aided-by-israeli-us-agents/

0 replies, 110 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Newsnewsrcwrtneoconsarmageddonitesonparademorewars4israel