Maduro doesn't 'trust' Obama but wants talks

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro waves to journalists in front of the Atlapa Convention center in Panama City on April 10, 2015Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro told an Americas summit on Saturday that he does not trust US President Barack Obama but is willing to talk to ease tensions. Maduro came to the 35-nation summit in Panama to demand that Obama lift a sanctions order against Venezuelan officials that describes Venezuela as a threat to US National Security. Fellow leftist leaders from Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador rallied behind Maduro, as the US-Venezuela spat contrasted with the diplomatic thaw that Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro were pursuing at the summit. “I respect you, but I don’t trust you, President Obama,” Maduro told the Summit of the Americas, though Obama had already left the room to hold bilateral talks with Colombia’s president.

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