Colombia has been accused of attempting to start a war with Venezuela 8 months after Venezuela deported thousands of Colombians.
Vice President of Venezuela Aristobulo Isturiz told Visual CV reporters that the United States has initialized “Operation Tenaza” with the help of Colombia.
Since the death of former president Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013 due to cancer, Venezuela’s oil revenue dropped significantly. With oil being Venezuela’s only major revenue source an “economic emergency” was declared in January of 2016.
Vice President Isturiz told congress, “Operation Tenaza aims to position Colombia against Venezuela.”
United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, has previously stated his distaste with the behavior of Venezuela, but he is on record stating that he supports current president Nicolas Maduro’s opposition in any future political battles.