Central Bank of Venezuela presents arguments to High Court of London over withholding of assets
The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) presented arguments to the High Court of London regarding the political intentions behind the illegal withholding of Venezuela’s gold in the Bank of England and awaits the court’s decision in the coming weeks.
On Friday, the BCV informed that the decision was reserved, pointing out that the hearing was attended by representatives of lawmaker in contempt Juan Guaidó , who is leading the strategy of the Donald Trump administration to overthrow the constitutional President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro Moros.
The BCV argued that UK government’s officials conspired with the administration “to prevent the Venezuelan people from accessing their own resources overseas” and put financial pressure on Maduro.
The Venezuelan commission stressed that Venezuela’s ambassador to the UK is Rocío Maneiro, and that the United Kingdom has not granted diplomatic status to Guaidó’s “representative”.
This “ratifies that President Nicolás Maduro and his government is recognized by the United Kingdom” and that both countries have “full, reciprocal, regular diplomatic relations. This is coherent and consistent only with Her Highness’ Government’s recognition of the Government of President Maduro,” reads a BCV press release.
The Central Bank of Venezuela explained that Guaidó’s envoys claimed that the rulings of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) on his alleged acting presidency “are not valid”, and, on this basis, they try to distort reality.
“This fear of any legal scrutiny proves these individuals are aware of the illegality of their actions as they try to set up a parallel government supported by the United States,” reads the BCV press release.
The destabilizing plan has caused the illegal withholding of Venezuela’s assets overseas such as the gold reserves the Bolivarian nation has in the Bank of England.
This withholding was carried out with the consent of the Boris Johnson government according to the Venezuelan Government’s complaints.