18 | 06 | 2019

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Sunday urged the US government to respect international law established in the Charter of the United Nations (UN), as well as condemned the campaign that takes place to overthrow the legitimate government of Venezuela. These statements were offered from Moscow, where he met with his Venezuelan counterpart, Jorge Arreaza, to then offer a joint press conference to national and international media.

The Russian chancellor announced Moscow’s intention to create a coalition of countries in the UN to ‘counteract’ an eventual US invasion In Venezuela.

“We are mobilizing a group of countries which, like us, respect the Charter of the United Nations to counter these plans”, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, when questioned by the press about a possible US invasion of the Caribbean country.

The Communist Party of Israel (CPI) strongly and unequivocally condemns the new, violent, pro-imperialist plot against Venezuela and its people carried out this week by extreme right-wing forces with the support of a group of the country’s military, and the backing of Trump’s US administration, the European Union and reactionary governments of the so-called “Lima Group.”

With violent speeches and vandalism actions, sympathizers of the radical Venezuelan opposition backed by supposed security forces designated by the Donald Trump administration, tried to force the entrance to the former headquarters of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the United States, risking the physical integrity of the people authorized by the Bolivarian Government who were inside it, since last March 19; flagrantly violating international law and the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations in its articles 22 and 45.

A representation of 19 organizations of Human Rights and social movements of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela attended Thursday the Embassy of the Portuguese Republic in Caracas, to deliver a letter requesting the good offices of the Portuguese government for the releasement of € 1,543 million that have been illegally retained in the financial institution Novo Banco.

“Attackers from the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington try to force their way into the building, risking the physical integrity of the people inside. The authorities do not protect the diplomatic immunity of the building or the personal safety of those who use it”, denounced on Wednesday the permanent representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, Samuel Moncada, after a violent group attacked the diplomatic headquarters.

The president of the National Assembly of Venezuela Juan Guaidó leads since January 2019 to the opposition in his attempt to overthrow the government of President Nicolás Maduro. For May 1st the world was talking bout a “civic-military uprising” within the framework of what Guaidó called “Operation Freedom” nevertheless, the opposition mobilization was not what the organizers expected to be. In parallel there was a great street act in support for the government. To analyze the situation NODAL interviewed Jorge Arreaza, the Venezuelan Foreign Minister.

On Tuesday April 20, a small group of Venezuelan military, loudly encouraged by the U.S. government, tried to stage an armed coup against the legally elected president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro.

The attempt appears to have failed, but U.S. imperialism is likely to keep on its “regime change” tack, even if it leads to civil war in that South American country.

The president of the Latin American Foundation for Human Rights and Social Development (Fundalatin), María Eugenia Russián, said on Thursday that it is false that the blockade of the United States is only against Venezuelan government officials. “Entire Venezuela is affected by this blockade”.

In this regard, he noted that about 30 Venezuelan patients traveled to Italy to receive a bone marrow transplant, thanks to the support of the Bolivarian Government and PDVSA, but international banks refuse to receive money from the Venezuelan State.

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