U.S. brushes off Venezuelan accusation of plotting killing opposition leader
Washington, United States (4E) – The United States on Monday brushed of Venezuelan accusation of plotting to kill its opposition leader.
“Let me say it here extremely clearly, looking right at you, the United States categorically rejects allegations of any U.S. government involvement in any plot to destabilize the Venezuelan government or to harm anyone in Venezuela,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.
Her comments came a day after Venezuelan acting President Nicolas Maduro alleged that the CIA, Pentagon along with former American diplomats Roger Noriega and Otto Reich are involved in a plot to assassinate his presidential election rival Henrique Capriles.
The first post-Chavez Venezuelan elections are due on April 14.