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Trump confirms contacts with Venezuela “at a very high level”

August 20, 2019

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (EUROPE PRESS) –

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has confirmed contacts with the Venezuelan regime “at a very high level”, although he has refused to clarify whether among these contacts is the head of the National Constituent Assembly and 'number two' of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello.

Trump, who has spoken to the media during a meeting at the Oval Office with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, said the United States “helps Venezuela in everything it can.” Within the framework of this interest, contacts have been established “at different levels”.

“I will not say with whom, but we are talking at a very high level,” he has answered questions from journalists.

Sources consulted by the Axios portal have indicated that in recent months there have been contacts through emissaries between Diosdado Cabello, one of the strong men of Chavismo, with a head of the US National Security Council who is identified as Mauricio Claver-Carone .

The Trump Administration regards Cabello as a key actor and believes that if he had supported the failed coup d'etat of April 30, when the self-proclaimed president Juan Guaidó announced that the armed forces supported him but that was not the case, the assault would have prospered, According to the sources.

Cabello responded to this information on Monday to deny the alleged contacts with Washington. “The empire is very arrogant, so they believe that they will divide us with gossip,” said the president of the National Constituent Assembly.