Juan Guidotti: Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters
The speaker of the Parliament of Venezuela and the opposition leader Juan Guido, proclaimed himself interim President of the country, allowed the Venezuelan diplomats to remain in the U.S. despite the orders of President Nicolas Maduro. He wrote about this in his Twitter.
“All the staff of diplomatic missions of Venezuela in the United States. You represent a legitimate and internationally recognized government, he said. I’m telling you: if you want to — stay and be recognized by the people of Venezuela”. In the message, Guido are also encouraged to help to spread the message and bring it to the diplomats.
Earlier, Maduro said that Venezuela closes Embassy and consulates in the United States, passed RIA Novosti. The President also announced the severance of diplomatic ties with Washington. American diplomats must leave the country before January 27.
January 23, in Venezuela, began mass protests. During a rally in the capital, the leader of the opposition and the speaker of Parliament Joan Guido proclaimed himself interim President and declared that will perform the duties of the head of state with the support of the armed forces to hold free elections. His authority was acknowledged by the President of the United States Donald trump, as well as the authorities of Argentina, Canada, Peru, Colombia and other countries. Russia refused to do so.
Video, photo All from Russia.