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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had been ready Tuesday to fly into exile in Cuba until he was dissuaded by Russia, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, amid a military uprising in Caracas, reported AFP.
"He had an airplane on the tarmac, he was ready to leave this morning as we understand it, and the Russians indicated that he should stay," Pompeo told CNN.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has refused to say whether he believed the CIA's assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman played a role in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
Turkey and the U.S. should establish a base of action in a planned safe zone in Syria in order to ensure that "Syria goes in the right direction," former Pentagon and CIA chief Leon Panetta has told Hürriyet Daily News in a telephone interview.
CIA Director Gina Haspel briefed key lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Dec. 12 on her agency's findings in its investigation into the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MİT) head Hakan Fidan held a closed-door meeting on Dec. 6 in Washington with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director Gina Haspel and several U.S. senators over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.