John Bolton, the US President Donald Trump’s national security advisor has warned during the week of “serious consequences” if any harm comes to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido.
He said in a tweet; “Let me reiterate — there will be serious consequences for those who attempt to subvert democracy and harm Guaido,”.
It could be recalled that Washington has already recognized Guaido as Venezuela’s acting president and asked President Nicolas Maduro to leave power.
The warning from Bolton followed a request by the Maduro government’s attorney general for the Supreme Court to bar Guaido from leaving the country and to freeze his assets.
This is as a result of the United States’ decision to hand over control of Venezuela’s US bank accounts to Guaido, barring Maduro from accessing the funds.
According to Guaido; the US maneuver would stop Maduro from emptying the “coffers” if he is removed from office.