02:33 GMT01 August 2021
Listen Live
    Latin America
    Get short URL
    Political Crisis in Venezuela (579)
    0 161

    CARACAS (Sputnik) - The United States is using the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Venezuela as a pretext for unleashing a potentially catastrophic in the Latin American country, Jorge Valero, the permanent representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, told Sputnik.

    "The government of Donald Trump is using humanitarian assistance as a pretext for unleashing war, which may have catastrophic humanitarian consequences. Venezuela is a sovereign country that is capable of restoring its economy by implementing its own projects, which have been developed by President [Nicolas] Maduro", Valero said.

    The statement comes after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on 5 February dismissed the US promise to send relief aid to the crisis-hit South American country as a "political stunt" and a pretext for invasion.

    READ MORE: US Has ‘Overplayed Their Hand' in Venezuela, Can't Pull Off a Color Revolution

    On 4 February, the administration of Juan Guaido, the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, said that they would hold an international conference in Washington on February 14 to seek emergency humanitarian assistance.

    Guaido proclaimed himself Venezuela's interim president on January 23. Maduro has in the meantime called him a US "puppet" and accused Washington, which has stated that it has all options on the table with regard to a response to the crisis, of organizing a coup in the Latin American country.

    Political Crisis in Venezuela (579)


    US Has ‘Overplayed Their Hand’ in Venezuela, Can’t Pull Off a Color Revolution
    Lawless 'Twitter Coup' in Venezuela Sets Deeply Dangerous Precedent – Analyst
    Scholars: US Using Venezuela Crisis to Thwart China's Influence in Latin America
    Venezuela, US, Nicolas Maduro, United Nations, political crisis, aid, pretext
    Community standardsDiscussion