News ID: 239181
Published: 0546 GMT February 20, 2019

Trump’s Venezuela policy based on oil profits: Pundit

Trump’s Venezuela policy based on oil profits: Pundit

US President Donald Trump is only concerned about oil resources and humanitarian issues in Venezuela do not matter to him, says a lecturer.

Speaking at the Florida International University in Miami on Monday, President Trump warned that members of Venezuela’s military would be risking their future and their lives by remaining loyal to President Nicolas Maduro.

Kenneth Fero, lecturer at the Coventry University, told Press TV on Wednesday that since Venezuela has 20 percent of global oil reserves, the resource is a determining factor that Trump is looking at when it comes to adopting his stance toward the Latin American country.

Fero called for paying attention to “the motivation for Trump and for the threats that is made against the [Venezuelan] military and of course the threats that have been made to destabilize the country.” Presstv reported.

“I don’t believe that President Trump is as concerned with humanitarian values as he is trying to strengthen his position across Latin America and trying to create a situation in Venezuela, which could be much worse than the situation the people are in at the moment,” the academic said.

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