TEHRAN (defapress) – President Nicolas Maduro said that Venezuela's large-scale military drills near the Colombian border are not aimed at threatening anyone, but were organized to protect Venezuelan territory.
News ID: 78673
Publish Date: 12September 2019 - 17:07
"We do not threaten anyone. The Venezuelan army has never gone beyond the country's borders to threaten or invade the territory of other nation, and this will never happen. The main idea of our armed forces is a defense strategy (...) But for the case, if we need to protect (Venezuelan citizens) by arms, Venezuela has the prepared and well-equipped armed forces to protect the homeland", Maduro stated, Sputnik reported.
Last week, the Venezuelan leader announced that large-scale military exercises would be held near the Colombian border on 10-28 September.
According to Maduro, Venezuela was deploying air defense systems at its border with Colombia for the period of holding the drills