Left Menu
Development News Edition

US invokes regional defense treaty over Venezuela crisis: State Department

PTI | Washington DC | Updated: 12-09-2019 11:10 IST | Created: 12-09-2019 11:06 IST
US invokes regional defense treaty over Venezuela crisis: State Department
Image Credit: Flickr

The United States invoked a regional defense pact Wednesday with 10 other countries and Venezuela's opposition after "bellicose" moves by Nicolas Maduro's regime.

A request to invoke the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) came from the Venezuelan opposition led by Juan Guaido, said a statement from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, retweeted early Thursday by President Donald Trump.

"Recent bellicose moves by the Venezuelan military to deploy along the border with Colombia as well as the presence of illegal armed groups and terrorist organizations in Venezuelan territory demonstrate that Nicolas Maduro not only poses a threat to the Venezuelan people, his actions threaten the peace and security of Venezuela's neighbors," Pompeo said.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

5G will be the key driving force for COVID-19 recovery: Here's how?

... ...

Canada’s COVID-19 pitfalls highlight need for integrated health information system

In the globalized world of today where outbreaks can spread far and wide within a matter of days, a global-level integrated health information system is ideal but Canadas provincial barriers show that the country lags much behind in deployi...

Pandemic must be impetus, not obstacle, for clean water access

To make matters worse, there are suspicions that the inadequacy of wastewater treatment methods in California, the rest of the USA, and indeed around the world may help to propagate the disease even more widely. ...

3D printing and the future of manufacturing post COVID-19

The on-demand, customizable, and localized manufacturing of product components facilitated by 3D printing has the potential to redefine manufacturing but there are certain technical, mechanical, and legal limitations that, unless ...

Videos

Latest News

Self-reliant India has an important priority -- self-sufficient agriculture sector and self-reliant farmers: PM Modi.

Self-reliant India has an important priority -- self-sufficient agriculture sector and self-reliant farmers PM Modi....

Harper delivers walk-off win for Phillies

Bryce Harper hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to score Roman Quinn from second base as the host Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Mets 6-5 on Friday. Quinns hand safely touched the back part of home plat...

Mann helps Clippers top Thunder in OT

Terance Mann recorded career bests of 25 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-103 in overtime in the regular-season finale for both teams Friday near Orlando. Amir Coffey ...

Rugby-New COVID-19 curbs delay start of NZ women's competition

A new outbreak of the novel coronavirus has delayed the start of New Zealands womens provincial rugby competition for at least two weeks, New Zealand Rugby said on Saturday. The New Zealand government placed Auckland into lockdown and impos...

Give Feedback