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The U.S. President denied his administration's involvement in the mercenary incursion carried out from Colombia on May 3.
The U.S. President Donald Trump Friday reiterated that his administration was not involved in the failed attempt at a maritime incursion into Venezuela and pointed out that the results would have been different if his country had been involved.
On Sunday, May 3, U.S. Mercenaries hired by opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido tried to enter Venezuelan territory by speedboats from Colombia. Fishermen in the area, however, informed authorities of their presence.
In response to this terrorist incursion, the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) carried out a containment operation in which several of the attackers died and others were detained.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper also denied the U.S. government's involvement in this failed armed incursion.
"If we had been involved, it would have been different," Pompeo said on Wednesday.