Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Venezuelan President Maduro Says He Had Secret Talks With U.S.

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro with national assembly chief Diosdado Cabello, who has reportedly been speaking to Trump advisers. Photograph: Manaure Quintero/Reuters

BBC: Venezuela crisis: President Maduro says he had secret talks with US

Venezuela's embattled President Nicolás Maduro said he had been in talks with the Trump administration for months, even as the US ramped up its sanctions.

The US is one of more than 50 nations which do not recognise Mr Maduro as Venezuela's legitimate leader.

On Tuesday, Mr Maduro said that talks with the Trump administration had been going on for months.

But US National Security Adviser John Bolton said the only thing being discussed was Mr Maduro's departure.

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WNU Editor: The Venezuelans want the end of U.S. sanctions. The U.S. want Maduro to leave. I do not call this having talks.

More News On Venezuelan President Maduro Saying He Had Secret Talks With U.S.

Trump, Maduro confirm 'secret' contact over Venezuela crisis -- DW
Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro confirms months of secret US talks -- The Guardian
Venezuela’s Maduro confirms secret high-level talks with US officials -- CNBC
Trump, Maduro confirm 'secret' Venezuela-US talks amid increased pressure on socialist regime -- FOX News
US and Venezuela confirm 'secret' talks -- Al Jazeera

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