Trump says he is considering a blockade or quarantine on Venezuela

Trump says he is considering a blockade or quarantine on Venezuela

President Trump departs for travel to Cincinnati, Ohio
US President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs for travel to Cincinnati, Ohio. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Thursday (Aug 1) he is considering a quarantine or blockade of Venezuela, as the United States steps up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to relinquish power.

Asked by a reporter whether he was considering such a measure given the amount of involvement by China and Iran in Venezuela, Trump said: "Yes, I am."

Source: Reuters

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