U.S. CIA director Mike Pompeo agreed with president Trump not ruling out “a military option” in Venezuela Sunday saying that the South American country could become a risk to the U.S. because “the Cubans are there, the Russians are there, the Iranians, Hezbollah are there.”
During an interview with “Fox News Sunday” this weekend, Pompeo described Venezuela’s situation as a serious risk to the United States.
“It’s a civil war, I understand it’s a terrible situation,” Fox News journalist Chris Wallace said, ”but ultimately why is it our problem?” he asked.
“Look,” Pompeo said, “Venezuela could very easily become a risk for the United States of America. The Cubans are there, the Russians are there, the Iranians, Hezbollah are there. This is something that has a risk of getting to a very, very bad place. So, America needs to take this very seriously.”
While at his golf course in New Jersey Friday, Trump told reporters that the U.S. has a number of solutions to Venezuela’s situation and military force was still an option being considered.