CARACAS.–Venezuelan Foreign Minister Samuel Moncada denounced the actions of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to overthrow the legitimately elected government of President Nicolás Maduro, this Monday, July 24
The head of Venezuelan diplomacy took to Twitter to post statements made by CIA Director Mike Pompeo during a briefing, in which he acknowledged the efforts of the U.S. agency, working with Mexico and Colombia, against the Bolivarian Revolution.
In this regard, Moncada affirmed that his country is currently experiencing a “fascist, anti-national” insurrection, planned from abroad and executed by the enemies of the homeland of Liberator Simón Bolívar.
He also condemned U.S. threats against Venezuela, which he stressed violate international law.
“The U.S. violates international law on threatening collective sanctions against Venezuelans for wanting to exercise their right to vote,” Moncada tweeted, referring to President Donald Trump’s pledge to take “strong and swift economic actions” against Venezuela if the electoral process for the National Constituent Assembly continues.
The Venezuelan Foreign Minister also highlighted the complicity and double standards of Washington in regard to the violence generated over the past 100 days by extreme sectors of the Venezuelan right wing, which has left more than 100 dead and thousands injured, in addition to millions in material damages.
In this sense, Moncada criticized the announcement by the U.S. Embassy in Caracas regarding another wave of violence, which the U.S. “defends in the OAS (Organization of American States) as peaceful demonstrations.”
Moncada posted a statement released by the U.S. Embassy advising its citizens in Venezuela to collect enough water and food for the next 72 hours, not to participate in these “peaceful protests” and to monitor local news.
Finally, the Foreign Minister urged all Venezuelans to protect the country’s democracy and sovereignty.
“Today, more than ever, may the anniversary of the birth of Simón Bolívar serve to reaffirm our resolve to defend the homeland,” he tweeted.
In order to expose the non-conventional war being waged against Venezuela, the Bolivarian government has activated diplomatic strategies that concentrate on denouncing in international forums the conspiracies of the national and foreign right to create chaos in the country and thus justify foreign intervention.