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Bolton Called On Venezuela’s Defense Chief to Oust Maduro

Posted Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 12:36 pm

(AFP) US National Security Advisor John Bolton called Tuesday on Venezuela’s defense chief and other key officials to oust President Nicolas Maduro, warning them “Your time is up.”

Bolton singled out Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino, Supreme Court chief justice Maikel Moreno and presidential guard commander Ivan Hernandez Dala, saying they had committed to removing Maduro from power.

“And it is time for them now, if the Cubans will let them do it, to fulfill their commitments and it is time for the rest of the military to show what their own families believe ought to happen and that is Maduro needs to go,” he told reporters at the White House.

Bolton repeated that message in a Tweet: “Your time is up. This is your last chance. Accept Interim President Guaido’s amnesty, protect the Constitution, and remove Maduro, and we will take you off our sanctions list. Stay with Maduro, and go down with the ship.”

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