Elliott Abrams, the U.S. special envoy for Venezuela, confirmed Friday that the administration of President Donald Trump supports President Juan Guaidó and the National Assembly in restoring democracy in Venezuela.
“We will continue to support Juan Guaidó 100%,” the U.S. official said during a television interview in Washington, D.C.
When asked about the possibility of a U.S. military intervention in Venezuela, Abrams assured that “all options remain on the table, including military intervention, to accelerate Maduro’s exit from power.”
“Although military interventions are complex, they will never be ruled out because no one knows what will happen tomorrow. We have military options and they are not going to disappear,” added the U.S. special envoy for the crisis in Venezuela.
RE-ELECTION OF JUAN GUAIDÓ
Regarding the next election of the National Assembly’s Board of Directors, scheduled for January 5th, 2020, the U.S. official asserted that Juan Guaidó will be reelected.
“The democratic position has a large majority in the Assembly despite the corruption of the regime and the offer of money, $500,000 per vote, but it seems that they have not been able to buy the majority, I trust the democratic opposition and believe that Guaidó will be re-elected,” he said.
“Although there are corrupt individuals in the opposition, we have complete confidence in the integrity and honesty of Juan Guaidó and we hope that in 2020 Venezuela will be able to emerge from the crisis through free and democratic elections,” Abrams added.