U.S. Secretary of state Mike Paniotto: Carlo Allegri / Reuters
The UN security Council voted in favour of discussing the situation in Venezuela on the agenda, proposed by Washington. It is reported by Reuters on Saturday, January 26.
U.S. urged to support the Venezuelan Parliament, which is headed by the opposition leader Juan Guido as “the only democratic elected institution of the country”. This position was supported by nine of the 15 member countries of the security Council. It was opposed by Russia, China, South Africa and Equatorial Guinea.
RIA Novosti reports that the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo blamed the humanitarian crisis Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, and the Cuban government. According to him, the country at the personal invitation of the head of state worked with the special services of Havana, which was taught by our Venezuelan colleagues, “the worst practices of the Cuban”.
“The former regime Maduro (Washington has not recognized Maduro’s reelection and supported the opposition leader, declared himself President of a temporary — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) oppressed his people for years, forcing millions of Venezuelans to leave the country. Former President Maduro is solely responsible for this tragedy”, — he said and promised to the citizens of the country humanitarian aid.
The Russian side has directly accused the U.S. of attempting to organize a coup and insisted on discussing foreign intervention in the Affairs of Caracas. “We do not perceive external threats from what is happening in Venezuela, Venezuela is not a threat to peace and security,” said Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia.
Earlier, on 26 January, the American newspaper has published details of a secret plan of Washington to support the Venezuelan opposition. Under the plan Pompeo discussed the forthcoming protests by the representatives of Brazil, Colombia and other countries, the authors of the investigation.
23 January amid mass protests, the leader of the Venezuelan opposition Juan Guido proclaimed himself provisional President and called on Maduro to resign. Recently re-elected to the post Maduro believes that a coup are American policies. Guido, supported by the US, Argentina, Canada, major European countries and several Latin American countries. Russia, and with it, Belarus and Turkey support the legitimacy of the Maduro.
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