U.S. presented a framework for transition in Venezuela but don’t consider Bolivarian’s fury
The US Donald Trump Administration proposed establishing a transitional government in Venezuela that is made up of opposition and Chavismo factors, this as a way to lift the sanctions that the White House has imposed on the South American country.
The information was provided by the British Reuters news agency, which had access to a document from the US Government. where a detailed “sequenced exit route” of unilateral coercive measures, known as sanctions, is offered if the Venezuelan president and his allies cooperate.
The proposal comes within days of the U.S. attorney general. accuse the Venezuelan head of state and other officials of being linked to drug trafficking, to the point of offering a reward to whoever provides information about these Venezuelan authorities.
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On Tuesday, the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, is expected to explain the approach to a coalition government in Venezuela.
For his part, the US Special Representative in Venezuela, Elliott Abrams said the plan didn’t require the Venezuelan president to be forced into exile and even suggested that “he could theoretically run” in the elections, quoted by Panorama.
The plan contemplates, Abrams continued, the formation of a Council that would govern the country until a presidential and parliamentary elections that would be held in late 2020.
The foregoing points to the fact that the Trump administration removes Guaidó from his plans, who, among other things, has been accused of being linked to a plan of selective assassinations to be carried out against the Venezuelan Head of State, as well as against high-ranking officials of the South American country.
This Tuesday, Guaidó has been summoned by the Venezuelan Public Ministry to appear in court on April 2 at 9:00 am, for his involvement in the frustrated assassination plan that was planned and prepared in Colombia, the prosecutor reported. Venezuelan general, Tarek William Saab, at a press conference.
Saab explained that the summons comes after the investigations started last week regarding an attempted coup and assassination unveiled after the seizure in Colombia of an arsenal of war weapons that were intended to enter Venezuelan territory to be used in the referred terrorist acts.
Venezuela Rejects the Trump Administration’s Transition Plan
Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza Tuesday assured that his country’s sovereignty is not negotiable and rejected a proposal by the United States for a “political transition.”
“They can say what they want when they want, and how they want. However, the decisions on Venezuela are made in Venezuela with its institutions and constitution. We are not supervised by the United States,” Arreaza said.
On Tuesday morning, the U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliot Abrams presented a project for a “political transition”, which was endorsed by State Secretary Mike Pompeo.
“We’ve made clear all along that Nicolas Maduro will never again govern Venezuela,” Pompeo said at a press conference in Washington.
Asked if the opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido could run in the presidential election, which the United States would like to implement in Venezuela within a year, Pompeo said: “Absolutely yes… we continue to support him,” as reported by Bangkok Post.
Venezuela has permanently denounced the interventionist actions of the United States, a country that insists on destabilizing the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
“Venezuela’s decisions are made in Caracas. We are not supervised by Washington or by any other capital. They waste their time in their maze, ”the Bolivarian minister stressed.
“We’ve always wanted to have good relationships, but they are obsessed with controlling Venezuela and its oil. We do what Venezuela says, not what Trump orders,” Arreaza added.
Let's get this straight, the US only cares about controlling Venezuelan Oil* resources.
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In frank disrespect for international law, however, Abrams and Pompeo’s “Democratic Transition Framework” proposes to create a Council of State in Venezuela that would be made up of members of the ruling party and opposition parties.
This interim government would assume power until the presidential and legislative elections are held in late 2020. If so, the U.S. would lift the coercive measures it imposed on Venezuela.
On Monday, President Maduro asked the international community for its support to stop the persecution that the U.S. is executing against his country amidst the pandemic.
“I ask for your invaluable support in the face of this unusual and arbitrary persecution, which is executed through a refreshed version of that stale McCarthyism unleashed after the Second World War. Then they pleasantly labeled their adversaries as Communists to persecute them, today they do so through the whimsical categories of terrorists or drug traffickers,” the Bolivarian president said.