Maduro requests the global community to protect Venezuela from US

15.08.2017, Venezuela.

The President of Venezuela called on the global community to defend his country against the recent military action threat made by the US president, TASS News Agency reports on August 15.

During the ceremony of the presentation of credentials by the ambassadors of Spain, France, Japan, Syria, Vietnam and Guatemala, President Maduro asked all represented states to gather for a summit behind closed doors in order to discuss peace in Venezuela, as well as the threat of military intervention set by the administration of Donald Trump.

Previously, giving a speech at a rally in Caracas, Maduro said that the US intervention might be a reaction to the political failure of the opposition. “The US decided to act directly against the Bolivarian Revolution because of the Venezuelan opposition‘s inability to achieve its targets,” said Maduro.

Venezuela is undergoing a political crisis. The government of Nicolás Maduro is in a confrontation with the parliament. There are both anti-government demonstrations and pro-government manifestations in the country. Dozens of people were killed and hundreds were injured during street riots. Protesters often act violently using various methods of terror. President Maduro called for a Constituent Assembly to develop a new Constitution. However, the opposition boycotted the elections. The United States called the elections “a blow to democracy in our hemisphere.” At the same time, Donald Trump said that he would not rule out “a military option” to resolve Venezuela’s crisis.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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