According to the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, the United States fears Venezuelan speech, and “is afraid of the truth of Venezuela.”
The Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza spoke to teleSUR, saying, “the United States is afraid of Venezuela’s words, it is afraid of the truth of Venezuela,” as a response to the U.S. Department of State’s decision to confine Venezuelan Diplomat Samuel Moncada within the city of New York.
The U.S. State Department ordered
Some OAS representatives, including its Secretary-General Luis Almagro, have been trying to expel Venezuela from the organization. According to Jorge Arreaza, the U.S. action means to shut out the voice of the legitimate government of Venezuela. “They cannot shut us up in the #OAS. Venezuela will leave the OAS on April 27, 2019, not before. Until that day, we will fulfill our duties,” Arreaza said.
According to the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, the United States fears Venezuelan speech, and “is afraid of the truth of Venezuela. That is why they decided to restrict Moncada with the simple intention that he can not intervene in the sessions of the Permanent Council of the OAS.” He also reiterated that it was Venezuela’s decision to leave the OAS in 2017 and that it won’t be banned from the organization before April 27.
After which, the Venezuelan diplomat repeated the accusation of robbery for USD$30 billion, at the hands of the Donald Trump administration when exercising coercive measures against Venezuela. He also condemned media propaganda about “humanitarian aid” raised by the United States that aim to push for military intervention.
“If you want to help Venezuela, do not threaten us with war, and return what has been stolen,” Moncada said Friday at the OAS, in reference to the resources blocked by the U.S. government, as part of the unilateral and illegal sanctions imposed on the South American country.
Arreaza recognized and applauded the peace and dialogue initiatives offered by negotiations in Montevideo, Uruguay. However, he also stated that Venezuela is ready to respond to whatever threat that may come.
Venezuelan ambassador asked to confine his movement in New York
Meanwhile, Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations Samuel Moncada has been ordered by the United States State Department to confine his stay in the U.S. to the city of New York just a day after he delivered a scathing speech at a meeting of the Organization of American States in Washington
Speaking to teleSUR from New York, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said that the U.S. action is an attempt to eliminate the voice of Venezuelan legitimate government. “They can not shut us up in the #OAS. Venezuela will leave the OAS on April 27, 2019, not before. Until that day we will fulfill our duties,” Arreaza said. “The UnitedStates is afraid of Venezuela’s words, it is afraid of the truth of Venezuela.”
Speaking at the OAS meeting, Moncada slammed the United States and OAS chief Luis Almagro for their blatant and public attempts for regime change in Venezuela in order to install a “dictatorship” in line with the interests of Washington.
He revealed discussions by the United States and its allies on their plans for a scenario in which opposition lawmaker Juan
He also went on to say that the Venezuelan legitimate government has not been expelled from the body as such a decision would need
“As the representative of the Venezuelan State and of constitutional president Nicolas Maduro Moros (…), the only way for me to stand up from this chair without violating international laws is that there is a resolution approved by the Extraordinary General Assembly of the OAS, where 24 member states voted for the suspension,” Moncada stated during his address at the OAS.
“The lie collapses, the fraud collapses, do not keep lying, get the 24 votes in the Assembly and I’ll leave here legitimately.”
Samuel Moncada also denounced that the United States government stole over USD$30 billion from the Venezuelan people through sanctions. “Mr. Trump proclaimed himself the owner and lord of the natural resources, territories
He then explained that the U.S.-backed coup d’etat against the Bolivarian government is only effective in Washington, “where everyone celebrates the sacking of our nation, but it is a failure in Venezuela.” He argued that the illegally self-proclaimed “interim president”
“If you want to help Venezuela, do not threaten us with war and return what has been stolen,” the diplomat said in reference to the unilateral and illegal sanctions imposed against the South American country.
Earlier last month Pope Francis said he was terrified the political crisis enveloping Venezuela would descend into a “bloodbath.”
“What am I afraid of? A bloodbath,
“What I’m feeling is, I’m suffering for what is happening in Venezuela and that’s why I hope they find an agreement, I don’t know,” the first Latin American pontiff told journalists aboard a plane on his return trip from Panama.
“I realize that it’s not even right to say ‘find an agreement’, rather a fair and peaceful solution. What is it that scares me? Bloodshed. And there as well I ask for greatness from the people who can help solve the problem. The problem of violence frightens me. After all the effort made in Colombia, what happened at the police academy was horrific. Bloodshed solves nothing. For this reason, I have to be — I don’t like the word balanced, I have to be a pastor for all and if help is needed, then they can find an agreement and ask for it.”
Before flying out of Panama, Francis called for a “just and peaceful solution” to the crisis and said he was praying for an outcome “respecting human rights.”
“Faced with the grave situation it is going through, I ask the Lord that a just and peaceful solution is sought and achieved in order to overcome the crisis, respecting human rights (and) the good of all the people of the country,” he said.
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro rejected an international ultimatum to call elections within eight days as opposition lawmaker Juan
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