National Security Advisor John Bolton declared that "the subversion of democracy and sponsorship of repression in Venezuela by foreign military actors, namely Cuba, Russia and Iran will not be tolerated". "Those actors", Bolton added, "are on notice". On a related note, Secretary Pompeo asserted in an interview the following day that "the Iranian government, while its people are suffering, according to them, is spending money in Venezuela. They're sending forces to Venezuela". "This is the not a leadership that reflects what the Iranian people want", he argued.
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