Wednesday, 18 September, 2019

Bolton and Pompeo address Venezuelan dictator, continue to support Guaido

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Russell Knight | 25 January, 2019, 20:23

Echoing remarks made by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Thursday morning, the spokesperson said the Trump administration will maintain its diplomatic relationship with Venezuela through the office of National Assembly President Juan Guaidó, who has been recognized by President Trump and other heads of states across the region as the country's interim president.

"We think consistent with our recognition of Juan Guaido as the constitutional interim president of Venezuela that those revenues should go to the legitimate government", Mr Bolton said. The U.S. State Department ordered non-essential diplomats and staff at the embassy in Caracas to leave the country.

United States President Donald Trump said yesterday that he recognised Guaido as the new president, a sentiment that found approval with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

They include Canada and a slew of right-leaning Latin American governments, including Venezuela's neighbours Brazil and Colombia. Russia's deputy foreign minister warned the United States that the Kremlin continues to back Maduro and the principle of non-interference in Venezuela's domestic affairs.

As two declared presidents vie for power in Venezuela, a United Nations human rights official says at least 20 people have died in protest-related violence this week in the Latin American country, sparking her concern that the situation there "may rapidly spiral out of control".

Russian Federation on Thursday accused Washington of stoking street protests and of trying to undermine Maduro, whom it called the country's legitimate president.

"Today, I am officially recognising the president of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the interim President of Venezuela".

EU Council President Donald Tusk lent support to the U.S. decision, saying that "unlike Maduro" Guaido's National Assembly has "a democratic mandate from Venezuelan citizens". He said the U.S.is ready to ship more than $20 million in humanitarian assistance to Venezuela.

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European Union foreign ministers today (28 May) agreed to "swiftly" adopt new sanctions against Venezuelan officials involved in Nicolas Maduro's re-election, which they said "lacked any credibility".

Russia's President Vladimir Putin called Maduro and expressed his support to Venezuela's legitimate government while condemning "external interference" of the USA and its allies over "gross" violation of global law.

Pompeo demanded that the military, whose leadership has confirmed its loyalty to Maduro, protect Guaido, a day after deadly street clashes.

Vice President Mike Pence later told the Fox Business Network that American intervention amounted to "the full weight of our economic and diplomatic pressure until freedom and democracy and fair elections are restored for the people of Venezuela".

Chavez died in 2013 but his handpicked successor, Nicolas Maduro, has continued to preside over an economy in collapse, clinging to power despite an election last May that was widely viewed as illegitimate.

Meanwhile, Russia, China, Iran, Syria, Cuba and Turkey have voiced their backing for Maduro's government.

Elsewhere in the Americas, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, and Peru all followed suit within two hours of the USA move.

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