BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton has issued a final ultimatum to several members of the Venezuelan government in a bid to get them to turn on President Nicolas Maduro.
“[email protected], @Ivanr_HD, @MaikelMorenoTSJ: Your time is up. This is your last chance. Accept Interim President Guaido’s amnesty, protect the Constitution, and remove Maduro, and we will take you off our sanctions list. Stay with Maduro, and go down with the ship,” Bolton tweeted.
In response to Bolton’s tweet, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza tweeted back, “Dream on @AmbJohnBolto … Not today!”
On Monday, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido announced the “final phase” of removing President Nicolas Maduro from power.
Since making this announcement via Twitter, Guaido has mostly remained quiet despite the fact several military defectors loyal to him are currently in control of an interchange near an airbase.