Venezuelan president: “US have ordered Colombia to kill me”

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accuses the United States of having ordered Colombia to kill him. “The White House has charged Bogota with killing Maduro,” he said Thursday during a live broadcast speech. “That’s why they call me a dictator, because everything is allowed against a dictatorship.” However, the head of state gave no evidence for his verdict.

After the supposedly failed attack on Maduro with drones on August 4, the President of Washington also accused him of supporting the perpetrators. He also claimed that the then president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, was responsible for the attack.

The US deny any involvement. Last month they did extend the sanctions against Maduro and his confidants. American President Donald Trump then warned that “every option is on the table in connection with Venezuela”.

Death of the opponent
During his speech Thursday, Maduro, incidentally, did not respond to the death last Friday of opponent Fernando Alban. He was arrested in connection with the failed attack in August and fell from a window of the SEBIN intelligence office. According to the government, he deprived himself of life, but the opposition says he was murdered.

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