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Russia's Lavrov warns Pompeo against US interference in Venezuela

IANS  |  Moscow 

Russian Sergei warned US against US intervention in the internal affairs of Venezuela, including the use of force.

made the remarks during a phone conversation with Pompeo at the initiative of the US side, the said in a statement on Tuesday.

will face violations of international law if the intervenes, told his counterpart, reported.

"The readiness to hold consultations on the Venezuelan theme in line with the principles of the UN (United Nations) Charter was expressed," the Russian statement read.

The Venezuelan crisis escalated after declared himself during an anti-government rally on Jan 23, alleging that the government of is illegitimate.

The United States, among some other countries, has recognized Guaido's presidency, and US has warned that "all options are on the table."

Maduro, in response, announced the severing of diplomatic and political ties with



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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 08:12 IST