Needs One to One talk with Donald Drump

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 12:50 GMT, Aug 11, 2017 |

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has said that he wants a one-to-one talk with US President Donald Trump, who has slapped him with sanctions, but stood defiant against “imperialist aggression.” Speaking to a new, all-powerful loyalist assembly he saw installed through elections last month, Maduro said on Thursday he had instructed his foreign minister to set it up “so I have a personal conversation with Donald Trump.”

He said he had also given orders, “if it can happen,” for a face-to-face to be organized in New York on September 20 when heads of state and government from around the world gather for a UN General Assembly. “If he’s so interested in Venezuela, here I am. Mister Donald Trump, here is my hand,” he said.