Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that he had survived the attempt on his life with the use of drones with explosives and were accused of attacking the US and Colombia.
White house adviser for national security John Bolton, who appeared in the TV channel Fox News Sunday, rejected any U.S. involvement in the incident.
In his speech on Saturday evening, Maduro said that “all indicates” right-wing conspiracy, which is neighboring Colombia. He said that God, the people and the country’s armed forces saved him from death.
“This drone was carrying me, but there was a shield of love, – said Maduro. I’m sure you’ll live many more years.”
He added that “no doubt that behind this attack is the name (President of Colombia), Juan Manuel Santos”. News Agency AFP quoted a source in the government of Colombia, called the charges against President Santos “baseless”.
Maduro said that according to preliminary investigations, “many of those who financed [the attack], I live in USA, Florida”. “I hope the President, Donald trump is ready to fight with these terrorist organizations,” he added.
The Venezuelan leader said that several of the attackers were detained, but did not go into details.
Maduro gave a speech and talked about the economy of Venezuela, when he heard the sounds of several explosions. On television you see that the President and his entourage look scared. After a few seconds the TV showed how the soldiers flee in search of shelter.
Venezuela is in a state of instability for several years. She was one of the richest countries in Latin America, but years of mismanagement and failed social policies have undermined the stability that has led to social unrest and rampant inflation.
In may, Maduro was re-elected for another six-year term. The results of the elections was widely criticized by the opposition and international observers, according to which they were illegitimate and were accompanied by numerous violations.