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Diplomat excoriates US for deliberately inciting government collapse, chaos in Venezuela

Maria Zakharova pointed to a "series of actions aimed at destabilizing Venezuela"

MOSCOW, March 28. /TASS/. Washington is stirring the pot in Venezuela provoking the collapse of the state and chaos in that Latin American nation, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters at a press briefing on Thursday.

She pointed to a series of actions aimed at destabilizing Venezuela, which include sanctions slapped on its financial, oil and gold mining sectors, sowing discord in society and in the armed forces, and attempts to force humanitarian aid down the country’s throat, in addition to actions that "could be branded as acts of sabotage against the country’s electric power system."

"All that is deliberately stoking chaos and the collapse of the state, which can result in no winners," Zakharova said. She was curious if officials in Washington realized that.

"We asked that question in the context of other states, and discovered that we were right, fortunately or unfortunately," the diplomat pointed out.