Embattled president of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro is claiming that US president Donald Trump is out to kill him by ordering his assassination.
Maduro, 56, made the submission an interview with Moscow’s RIA news agency as his main global backer Russia called on Wednesday for mediation in a standoff deepening geopolitical splits.
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“Donald Trump has without doubt given an order to kill me and has told the government of Colombia and the Colombian mafia to kill me,” Maduro said, reprising a constant accusation of his and Chavez’s over the years.
Maduro’s comments comes hours after the country’s Supreme Court placed a travel ban on opposition leader Juan Gaido whose accounts were also frozen.
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