Moscow — Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow is alarmed by US talk of some kind of possible US military option for Venezuela and accused Washington of leaning on the opposition there to block talks with the government. Lavrov, addressing his annual news conference, said the US approach to Venezuela showed US efforts to try to undermine governments around the world it doesn’t like were continuing.

US President Donald Trump’s administration has indicated its support for an opposition leader, ratcheting up pressure on Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolás Maduro as he embarks on a disputed second term.

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