Venezuelan authorities announced they’d seized a cache of weapons. They were believed to be delivered from the US.
The Interior Ministry of Venezuela reported that the US-made weapons were discovered at the storage yard of Arturo Michelena International Airport in the Venezuelan city of Valencia. It included at least 19 rifles and 118 magazines, high-caliber ammunition, as well as 90 radios and six mobile phones.
These items were likely to be sent from Miami, Florida on Sunday, stressed the government officials.
An investigation to determine the intended recipient of the shipment has been launched.
But according to the experts, the US never ruled out a military option to support Juan Guaidó’s claim to power. It always called for a peaceful transition of power in the Latin American country.
“We stand with the Venezuelan people in their noble quest for freedom,” Donald Trump reiterated during his State of the Union Address on Tuesday.
He also offered full support for the Venezuelan opposition and the leader of the National Assembly.
“We condemn the brutality of Maduro regime,” Trump added. He accused Maduro and its regime of the economic downfall of the country strangled by US sanctions.
Juan Guaido, the opposition leader, claimed himself as interim president on January 23. He is mostly backed by the US while Maduro keeps the support of the army as well as is supported by the Russia and China.