Washington, May 3 (GCCurrentAffairs) US President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday after an hour-long phone call with President Vladimir Putin that both he and his Russian counterpart agree on the need for positive developments in Venezuela.
“We talked about many things, Venezuela was one of the topics,” Trump said. “He [Putin] is not looking at all to get involved in Venezuela other than he’d like to see something positive happen for Venezuela. I feel the same way, we want to get some humanitarian aid [into the country].”
Trump emphasized that his overall conversation with Putin on Venezuela was very positive.
Venezuela has been rocked by unrest since January, when opposition leader Juan Guaido proclaimed himself an interim president and was recognized by the United States and 54 other nations.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, recognized by China and Russia among numerous other countries, has accused the United States of seeking to overthrow his government and install Guaido in a bid to get hold of Venezuela’s resources.
On Tuesday, the opposition carried out a failed attempt to overthrow Maduro. The coup attempt turned violent and resulted in at least 300 people injured, according to a local human rights group.