Maduro launches large-scale war game
The large-scale military exercise, which is being held in the country's 200-year history, will continue until Feb. 15.
"GET OUT DONALD TRUMP, GET OUT HIS THREATS"
"We must prepare to defend Venezuela's sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence," said Mauro, during his speech to soldiers at the Guaicaipuro Military Base in Miranda, central northern and coaster state of Venezuela. "Here are armed forces and here are the people to defend the honor, dignity and decorum of a country that has over 200 years of fighting for its future."
He also voiced against US President Donald Trump who aggressively backed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and called for a regime change. "Get out Donald Trump, get out his threats!" Maduro said.
THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF BOLIVAR'S ANGOSTURA SPEECH
Washington's aggressive support to self-proclaimed 'acting president' Guaido might escalate into a direct military invention. The war game is believed to be held for preparing to repel any potential invasion from the US and its allies.
The military ceremony was attended by the commanders of the land and air forces, as well as the Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez. The military exercise began on the 200th anniversary of Simon Bolivar's Angostura Speech, which led the independence movement against the Spanish rule in Latin America.