China opposes military intervention to Venezuela: FM spokesperson

Li Jiayao

BEIJING, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- China opposes military intervention and any action that could lead to heightened tension or even turmoil in Venezuela, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.

Spokesperson Geng Shuang made the comments at a news briefing in response to reports that the United States would support the Venezuelan opposition to deliver "humanitarian aid" into Venezuela on Feb. 23. Some analysts believe it is intended to create conflicts and provide a pretext for military intervention.

Geng said the government of Venezuela has "remained calm and exercised restraint," effectively preventing large-scale clashes.

"If so-called 'humanitarian aid' is delivered into Venezuela by force, once violent conflicts are caused, serious consequences will be brought on," he said, adding this is something no one wants to see.

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