Vice-president Delcy Rodríguez announces total closure of the Simón Bolívar, Santander and Unión bridges

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela made the decision of a total temporary closure of the Simón Bolívar, Santander and Unión bridges, on the Colombian-Venezuelan border, due to the “serious and illegal threats attempted by the Colombian government against peace and the sovereignty of the country”.

This was announced on Friday night by the Executive Vice-president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, through messages posted on her Twitter account @DrodriguezVen.

Rodriguez said that Venezuela grants full guarantees to the Venezuelan and Colombian people, to have safe border crossings, as long as the “gross acts of violence against our people and our territory are controlled”.

She also indicated that, based on the rules of international law, the Government of Venezuela requires the president of Colombia, Iván Duque, to cease his “infamous actions” and stop facilitating the territory of the neighboring country to undermine the right of Venezuelans to live in peace and sovereignty, by order of the US president Donald Trump.

Alleged humanitarian aid

In previous statements, Delcy Rodríguez said that the deputy in contempt, Juan Guaidó, has tried to sell the country for 20 million dollars.

“There goes the self-proclaimed saying that for 20 million dollars he sold the Essequibo to the United States of America, for 20 million dollars he intends to deliver our exclusive economic region, for 20 million dollars he intends to cover the supposed humanitarian aid”, she said after learning that the US government would donate 20 million dollars in humanitarian aid to Venezuelans.

The Executive Vice-president said that the alleged humanitarian aid they are sending to the Homeland, through the Colombian border and whose entry into the country was announced for Saturday, February 23, “is an outrage”, while mentioning that behind those actions the interference in the Venezuelan State is sought.

“In 1986 when Nicaragua’s intervention took place, the United States camouflaged weapons under supposed humanitarian aid”, she recalled.

Temas: Esequibo.

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