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Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's leader: 'Mr. Donald Trump, here is my hand'



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Added 08-11-17 08:35:01am EST - “Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he wants a meeting with President Donald Trump ?" the same man he ridicules as a crass imperial magnate and blasts for U.S. sanctions against officials in his socialist administration.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s leader: ‘Mr. Donald Trump, here is my hand’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he wants a meeting with President Donald Trump — the same man he ridicules as a crass imperial magnate and blasts for U.S. sanctions against officials in his socialist administration.

In a lengthy address to the 545 members of a new, all-powerful constitutional assembly, Maduro instructed Venezuela’s foreign minister to approach the United States about arranging a telephone conversation or meeting with Trump.

“Mr. Donald Trump, here is my hand,” the socialist president said, adding that he wants as strong a relationship with the U.S. as he has with Russia.

The remarks came shortly after Maduro forcefully warned the U.S. president that Venezuela “will never give in.”

The Trump administration has called Maduro a “dictator” and issued sanctions against him and more than two dozen other former and current officials, accusing Maduro’s government of violating human rights and undermining the country’s democracy amid an escalating political and financial crisis.

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