Foreign Minister Arreaza: For the umpteenth time we demand the United States to comply with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations
This Tuesday, after the flagrant violation committed by the Metropolitan Police of Washington to illegally enter the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the United States, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza again demanded the US government to comply with the Convention of Vienna on Diplomatic Relations.
In the same way, he urged to protect the Venezuelan diplomatic premises located in Washington, which previously served as an Embassy until the moment of the rupture of relations between both countries.
The Venezuelan Foreign Minister urged respect for the human rights of the activists who protect the headquarters, who have authorization from the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela.
“For the umpteenth time we demand the US government to comply with the Convention on Diplomatic Relations, protect our diplomatic premises in Washington and respect the Human Rights of the activists who protect the building with authorization from the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela”, the Venezuelan diplomat said through his Twitter account @jaarreaza.
Por enésima vez exigimos al gobierno de EEUU que cumpla con la Convención sobre Relaciones Diplomáticas,proteja nuestro local diplomático en Washington y respete los Derechos Humanos de los activistas que protegen el edificio con autorización del Gobierno Bolivariano de Venezuela
— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) May 14, 2019
The government of the United States, in the hours of Monday night, allowed the Metropolitan Police of Washington to illegally burst into the diplomatic premises of Venezuela and cause material damage; In turn, the officials threatened to evict the US activists who have been on the 19th of March as the Embassy Protection Collective.
The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations establishes in its Article 45 that, in case of breakdown of diplomatic relations between two States, or if a mission is terminated definitively or temporarily, the receiving State will be obliged to respect and protect, even in the case of armed conflict, the premises of the mission as well as its assets and archives.