Foreign Minister Arreaza: All diplomatic protocols are being fulfilled for the definitive rupture of relations with the US

After braking diplomatic and political relations with the government of the United States as ordered by the President of the Bolivarian Republic Nicolas Maduro Moros, the Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza announced that the order has been fully applied and now is pending for the period stipulated in the Vienna Convention established for the modality of breaches of diplomatic relations and respecting the corresponding terms.

“It has no precedent in the history of diplomatic relations, hopefully after 72 hours and then we’ll face the situations that occur (…) We have maintained contact with the Chargé d’Affaires of the United States in Venezuela and what can be expected is that they comply with the Vienna Convention, which clearly establishes how is the modality of breach of diplomatic relations and respect for deadlines”, said the FM.

The Venezuelan diplomat stressed that coup actions perpetrated by foreign powers have been brewing since 2002, when it was intended to dismiss the then president Hugo Chávez and proceeded to the illegitimate oath of the then president of Fedecámaras, Pedro Carmona Estanga.

“In Venezuela we already have that experience, we lived a similar experience in 2002 much more serious than this one. We are governing, defending the Constitution hand in hand with the Venezuelan people”, he said.

In an interview with the international news service Sputnik, Arreaza thanked the government of Russia for its position regarding the situation in Venezuela, while affirming that the diplomacy of the European country “has acted with political and legal forcefulness” when denouncing the attempted coup d’etat orchestrated by the United States against the Caribbean nation.

“The government of Russia has issued opinions denouncing every interference, every interference made by the United States always in solidarity with President Nicolás Maduro and in respect of public international law, the sovereignty of Venezuela, the non-intrusion in internal affairs, in respect to the charter of the United Nations”, he said.

Likewise, the Foreign Minister assured that the coup plan designed by Washington has several edges and has been managed through a discrediting campaign that positions the humanitarian crisis in the country as well as the financial and economic blockade that weighs on Venezuela.

Added to these interventionist elements is the xenophobic campaign that has been implemented against Venezuelans, Arreaza said, citing as an example the violation of United Nations principles in which the president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, incurred, when, after the incident occurred on Saturday – where a Venezuelan was involved –  he called for brigades to persecute the Venezuelans who emigrated to that country.

This position assumed by Moreno, was described by the FM as “xenophobic and fascist letting glimpse the seams of the plan against Venezuela”.


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