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Lavrov calls US behavior towards Latin American countries 'unacceptable'

April 13, 16:53 UTC+3 MOSCOW

"The Americans openly interfere in the internal affairs of sovereign states", Russian Foreign Minister said

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MOSCOW, April 13. / TASS /. Washington’s political take on a number of Latin American countries is unacceptable, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the 27th Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (SWAP) on Saturday.

"The Americans openly interfere in the internal affairs of sovereign states. Everyone knows about Venezuela, the blitzkrieg change failed, but the Americans do not refuse the goal of overthrowing the legitimate president. This is directly evidenced by Michael Pompeo’s recent interview, in which he said that military intervention has not been excluded," Lavrov said.

"The Americans even dragged out the notorious Monroe doctrine out of the woodwork, threatening that the next in line are Cuba and Nicaragua. They do not seem to understand that they are opposing themselves to the entire Latin American world and not only to the Latin American world. I think that such behavior is simply unacceptable," he stressed.

Earlier, the US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said in an interview with the Puerto Rican television channel Mega TV, stressed that Washington still does not exclude military intervention in Venezuela.

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