Bolton explained why the United States began to act against Venezuela
The U.S. began active resistance to the authorities of Venezuela led by President Nicolas Maduro, fearing the threat of increased influence in the Republic of Russia, China, Cuba and Iran, said a former adviser to the American leader, John Bolton.
On Tuesday, she released the memoir of former US presidential Advisor for national security Bolton, in which he describes his work in the White house in the years 2018-19.
"Autocratic regime Maduro was a threat due to his ties with Cuba and opportunities that he has given Russia, China and Iran. The threat to Moscow was undeniable, both military and financial, as it has spent considerable resources to support Maduro, to dominate the oil and gas industry of Venezuela to the detriment of the United States. Beijing was not so far behind," writes Bolton in the book.
According to him, soon after 2019 trump told him that he's worried about Russia and China: "I don't want to sit and watch".
"America has faced external threats in the Western hemisphere since the Monroe doctrine, and it is time to revive it after attempts (President Barack) Obama and (Secretary of state John) Kerry to bury her," said the former adviser.
In addition, he believes that Venezuela was a threat to hydrocarbon-rich neighboring Guyana.
Bolton notes that initially trump even considered the possibility of talks with Maduro, but then cooled to the idea.
On Monday, the US President said he was ready for talks Venezuelan leader only in order to discuss his resignation.
In Venezuela at the beginning of 2019 began mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro shortly after the oath of office. Juan Guido, head of the National Assembly, controlled by the opposition, declared himself interim head of state. A number of Western countries led by the US announced its recognition of Guido. In turn, Maduro called the head of the Parliament a puppet of the US. Russia, China, Turkey and several other countries have supported Maduro as the legitimate President. In Moscow called "presidential status" of Guido non-existent.