"John Bolton led yesterday's coup, I’m sure of that," the president said, referring to the U.S. National Security Advisor.
He also stressed that the coup conspiracy was defeated because the conscience of the Venezuelan people stood erect before the criminal coup.
"We have just defeated another plot from the right," he said.
The president asserted that the Venezuelan opposition, backed by the United States, has never understood that there is a large majority of people and an unbreakable civic-military union willing to defend the country. He also reminded the audience that coups have been attempted since 2002 during the term of President Hugo Chavez and have always been defeated.
"They have not or will not be able to succeed with us under any circumstances," he said.
"They can not understand the absolute will to defend this Revolution, our Bolivarian Constitution, our national independence and the right of the people to build their future," said the Venezuelan head of state.