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US Accuses Iran of Trying to Get Access to Venezuela's Uranium Riches

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    Iran joined multiple other nations in condemning suspected US interference in Venezuela's affairs amid the bid by opposition leader Juan Guaido to proclaim himself the country's 'interim president' in January to remove the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Caracas has called Guaido's actions a Western-backed coup plot.

    US National Security Adviser John Bolton has accused Iran of working to expand its influence in Venezuela to try to get access to the country's vast uranium deposits.

    "Venezuela has the largest reserves of uranium in the world, maybe second to Canada, depending on your estimate. It makes it a prime target for Iran, which is operating in Venezuela today," Bolton said, speaking at an event in Washington organised by the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.

    Along with Iran, Bolton accused other countries, including Cuba, Russia and China of operating in the Latin America, indicating that these countries' efforts pose a threat to US interests.

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    "There are external powers that want to have influence in Venezuela and elsewhere in our hemisphere, which is why honestly talking about the Monroe Doctrine is very appropriate," Bolton said, referring to the 19th century policy seeking to exclude countries other than the US from the Western hemisphere.

    "I don't think we've paid enough attention to what happened in the past ten years in Latin America. It's time we reverse that," the senior Trump adviser said.

    At the event, Bolton was also asked about the 'end game' of US policy on Iran. Suggesting that Washington's sanctions have had a "devastating" impact on the Islamic Republic's economy, Bolton indicated that the US would continue to escalate its pressure until Tehran gave up its missiles and alleged "pursuit of nuclear weapons."

    Iran has repeatedly criticised US policy in Venezuela, accusing the US of trying to stage a coup against the elected government in that country and to "create unrest" in an illegal bid to seize its vast oil reserves.

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    US Uses Sanctions as Means to Impose World Dominance - Venezuelan VP

    Venezuela's long-running political and economic crisis escalated in January, when Juan Guaido, a lawmaker from the country's semi-defunct national assembly legislative body, proclaimed himself 'interim president' and demanded fresh elections. The US and its Latin American and European allies rushed to declare Guaido Venezuela's legitimate president, slapping Caracas with tough energy sanctions and seizing its assets abroad. Russia, China, Iran, Cuba, Turkey, Nicaragua, Serbia, Syria and several dozen other countries condemned the coup plot, or urged outside powers not to meddle in Venezuela's affairs.

    The US unilaterally pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May 2018 and reintroduced sanctions against the country's energy and banking sectors. Last month, Tehran said it might pull out of the landmark treaty unless its other signatories found a way to bypass US restrictions.

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    The country which has 7000 nuclear warheads shouldn't bark about other countries.
     
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    Iran, Venezuela Call for Forming Pro-Maduro International Front

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani, in a Wednesday meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart Pasqualino Anjolillo Fernandez, reiterated Tehran’s support for Nicolás Maduro, and called for the formation of an international front to support the democratically elected president of the Latin American country.
    During the meeting on the sidelines of the 10th international security forum in the Southern Russian city of Ufa today, Shamkhani and Fernandez exchanged views on the latest political and security developments in the Latin American country.

    The two sides also condemned the US interventionist policies in Venezuela, where Washington is trying to impose its will over the independent country.

    Tehran and Caracas called for the formation of an international political front to support the legal government of Venezuela in order to counter Washington’s expansionist policies and avarice.

    Shamkhani, in the meeting, offered gratitude for the anti-US resistance practiced by the people and government of Venezuela, reassuring that Tehran will remain supportive of Caracas with all its capacities.

    Early in last month, Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that the people of Venezuela will disappoint US President Donald Trump who is stepping up pressures on the legitimate government of Caracas.

    Venezuelans will turn down US President Donald Trump who is thirsty for petrodollar, and will make decisions by themselves, Amir Abdollahian said in a tweet on May 6, adding that Washington’s pressure on oil-rich country of the South America proves irreplaceability of Iranian oil.

    “Mounting pressure of the US Administration for ‘regime change’ in oil-rich Venezuela proves Iran's oil can't be replaced. Iran will strongly continue to export oil with no limitation,” he underlined.

    Iran has condemned Washington’s interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela, censuring the US for attempting to stage a coup against the legitimate government of the South American country.

    Early in May, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi warned Washington against any type of meddling in Venezuela, after Caracas announced that it had foiled an attempt by a number of military defectors to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, who has been under pressure from US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido to step down.

    "The Islamic Republic condemns US attempts to stage a coup or any other type of military action in Venezuela," the Iranian diplomat underlined.

    The remarks came after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and National Security Adviser John Bolton expressed full support for the opposition and announced that the US military was ready to join their anti-Maduro push.

    "Threatening to use force against other countries is a stark violation of international laws, particularly the United Nations Charter," Mousavi said. "We expect all members of the international community to condemn such remarks and act accordingly."

    "Unfortunately the global stability is under threat by some hawkish and lawless vandals, and it is imperative that all members of the international community use what's in their power to resolve the issue," he added.
     
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