Caracas.-The Venezuelan Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Samuel Moncada, thanked Caribbean countries June 19 for their solidarity, which put a stop to the interventionist aims of this regional body against this South American nation, Prensa Latina reported.
In a program broadcast by Radio Nacional de Venezuela (RNV), Moncada stressed that the new curb on the right wing within the OAS “is due to the dignity and principles of the sister nations of the Caribbean.”
The Venezuelan diplomat also highlighted that, “while a group of nations is committed to disrespecting international norms as a strategy to attack a sovereign nation, there are others like Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, who defend institutionality.”
This group of countries, Moncada stressed, prevented Venezuela from being ridden roughshod over and said: we are going to defend international institutionality, and for us this is a victory, as the Venezuelan opposition is counting on an intervention.
“These islands are facing the United States and saying: we believe in international law, we believe that you must respect, we believe that you should not intervene in these matters, we believe that you cannot be spying on other leaders,” Moncada added.
Meanwhile, Nicaraguan head of state, Daniel Ortega, noted the failure of the OAS meeting of foreign ministers, which was unable to adopt a resolution on sanctions against Venezuela, in which Nicaragua reiterated its solidarity with the Bolivarian government.
In expressing his solidarity with the nation and the government of Nicolás Maduro, Daniel Ortega described the position of the OAS toward Venezuela as shameful.
“It is yet another disgrace for the OAS and the Latin American governments launching themselves against Venezuela,” the Nicaraguan president stated during his speech before the Assembly of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN).
Ortega stressed that an absurd battle is underway within this regional body, based in Washington, as the countries that are promoting sanctions against Venezuela should look to the example of Cuba, expelled from the OAS in 1962, and subject to a brutal blockade. (PL)