US says will use every tool to end Maduro 'dictatorship' in Venezuela

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06 aug. 2019, 17.03

The White House said Tuesday it would use "every appropriate tool" to end the presidency of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro after President Donald Trump ordered a freeze on the country's US-based assets.

"The Maduro dictatorship must end for Venezuela to have a stable, democratic, and prosperous future-free from the horrors of socialism that have ravaged this once great country," White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

"As the Trump administration has made clear: all options are on the table. The United States will use every appropriate tool to end Maduro's hold on Venezuela, support the Venezuelan people's access to humanitarian assistance, and ensure a democratic transition in Venezuela."