EFE Agency

Lima, January 13, 2022Updated on 01/13/2022 11:40 pm

The United States would respond “decisive“If Russia deploys missiles or military infrastructure in Venezuela or Cuba, said Jake Sullivan, the US president’s national security adviser, on Thursday. Joe Biden.

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In a press conference, Sullivan added that this issue was not discussed during the talks that Washington and Moscow have had in the last week, and said that it could be a “bluff”From Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Riabkov, which should not be taken too seriously.

“If Russia were to move in that direction, we would deal with it decisively,” Sullivan said at a press conference at the White House, without giving further details.

Speaking to Russian international television channel RTVI, Riabkov said Thursday that the United States and NATO had rejected Russia’s demands for security guarantees and ruled out an early resumption of negotiations with the West.

When asked about Moscow’s response measures, the Russian diplomat did not rule out the deployment of military infrastructure in Cuba and Venezuela. “I do not want to confirm anything (…), or rule out anything“, he pointed.

Asked about it, the president of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, considered this Thursday “worrying” that Russia could move missiles to those Caribbean countries.

In Venezuela, former opposition MP Juan Guaidó affirmed that “Russia does not have to deploy any military force” in his country, because it is a “sovereign” nation.

Guaidó affirmed that the Constitution of Venezuela requires the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) to “enforce” the national territory and indicated that Russia “It intends to have an armed presence in the country and Cuba to propagandize and destabilize the region.”

“This maneuver has nothing to do with hunger or the needs that Venezuelans suffer daily,” concluded.

The negotiations between Russia, the United States and their allies had to do with accusations by the West that Moscow has concentrated in recent weeks around 100,000 soldiers on the border with Ukraine to prepare a possible invasion, an intention that the Russian government denies.

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