CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday that he might need to suspend a planned excursion to the United Nations next week due to concerns his opponents could attempt to kill him when he travels overseas.
Maduro said he’d expected to attend the U.N. General Assembly at New York, he has not given 2015, to fight what he called a hate campaign directed by his socialist authorities by the U.S.
But he said opponents endorsed from the U.S. continue to search for ways to eliminate him and that safety concerns are paramount in his choice.
“I am still assessing whether to visit the U.N. General Assembly since you know they are seeking to kill me,” Maduro said.
While Maduro did not offer proof of any assassination plots he pointed to last month’s assault by 2 explosives-laden drones because he was delivering a speech to troops evidence that plots against his life are continuing.
“it is a conspiracy that is permanent,” he explained.
Since Venezuela’s market has dropped deeper into crisis, calls for Maduro’s elimination from resistance groups, one-time aides and foreign leaders have grown louder. Last week, the head of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, at a trip to Colombia combined U.S. President Donald Trump in cautioning that a military intervention to eliminate Maduro should not be ruled out.
However, Maduro insisted that his army was unwaveringly loyal and aided discover two coup plots, among these set to match presidential elections last May. However he named and revealed images of three retired officers police are working to arrest for allegedly conspiring from foundations in Colombia, Miami and the Dominican Republic.