"You know, we are all over the world and we have troops all over the world in places that are very, very far away".
The Trump administration must also work to convince the European Union to sanction significantly more members of the Maduro government, many of whom have family members living overseas in luxury after stealing hundreds of billions of dollars from the Venezuelan treasury, because "broader sanctions could help splinter Maduro's support and encourage a transition away from dictatorship". "We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary", Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said. Venezuela is not very far away and the people are suffering, and they are dying.
Politicians, journalists and social movements from around the world have also responded to Trump's threat.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Saturday said that Trump's comments threatened peace and stability in his country.
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Fowler shot a 1-under 70 early on Friday and was tied for seventh place (3-under 139) when play was suspended due to darkness. Saturday was a good example of what can be when Thomas can control his game-and himself-while things aren't going as planned.
Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes announced that Brazil does not support military intervention in Venezuela.
Moscow has substantial leverage in the negotiations: Cash from Russian Federation and Rosneft has been crucial in helping the financially strapped government of Mr Maduro avoid a sovereign debt default or a political coup.
The Southern Common Market, Mercosur, also issued a statement alluding to Trump's threat.
"The repudiation of violence and any option involving the use of force is unavoidable and constitutes the fundamental basis of democratic coexistence, both internally and in global relations".
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North Korea has been flexing its military might in recent weeks and months with missile tests to the chagrin of the US. Trump has also insisted that "nobody loves a peaceful solution better than President Trump".
Mora added that the option of some sort of more limited military action would not be effective enough to achieve any significant aims.
The president of Venezuela's new Constituent Assembly, the controversial body elected to rewrite the Venezuelan Constitution amid the country's political crisis - fired off a series of tweets late Friday slamming Trump's remarks as "cowardly, insolent and vile threats", CNN reported.
Writing on Twitter, Morales stated that "we condemn the armed interventionist eagerness by the USA against Venezuela, a country which seeks peace in dialogue".
Trump, like a child with new toy, has just discovered that threatening Venezuela and North Korea can improve his image in the United States. It is an attack on the sovereignty of the Venezuelan people. He was set to visit Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Panama. There are evil presidents, and also people of solidarity.
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani to postpone the referendum. They are effectively running the region, also claimed by Turkmen and Arabs.
One such example, Mora said, is Human Rights Watch's Jose Miguel Vivanco, who tweeted that "Perhaps since Chavez named him his successor, no one had helped Maduro as much as Trump and this nonsense".