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The Venezuelan President rejected the ultimatum of the leading countries of Europe, who demanded to hold new elections, and accused them of arrogance. He declared it in interview to TV channel CNN Turk.
“Europe still makes a mistake in relations with Venezuela. Despite the fact that we have 200 years are independent, they ignore our history. No one can impose an ultimatum,” he said.
He stressed that Venezuela has many good friends in Europe, and the position of the leaders of the EU countries do not reflect the opinions of the people. “Leaders in Europe are trying to catch every word which will come out of the mouth of [President Donald] trump. All of Europe is watching the trump, especially in the case of Venezuela,” — said the Venezuelan President.
Maduro recalled that in the last 20 years, his country was under constant attempts of foreign intervention, primarily from the United States. He said he was ready to dialogue with the current us President, however, believes that trump is unable to cope with such problems. Maduro also thanked the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan for support.
The January 27 meeting of the UN Security Council, the representative of Venezuela officially rejected the ultimatum of the EU countries. The meeting was held on the proposed U.S. agenda. Russia has insisted on discussing foreign intervention in the Affairs of Caracas, it was supported by China, South Africa and Equatorial Guinea.
26 Jan France, Germany and Spain stated that President Maduro is obliged within eight days to re – “a free, open and democratic” elections, or they recognize the leader of the Venezuelan opposition Juan, Guido head of the country. Later, the ultimatum was supported by the UK, as reported in his Twitter Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain Jeremy hunt.
The speaker of the Venezuelan Parliament Joan Guido declared himself interim President of the country on 23 January amid mass protests. He immediately recognized the USA as well as Canada and several countries in Latin America. Russia, Belarus and Turkey consider of Nicolas Maduro as the legitimate head of state.
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