Venezuela denounces U.S. military threat at United Nations

Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations,  Samuel Moncada, addresses the Security Council. Telesur Photo

United Nations, March 2 (RHC)-- Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations Samuel Moncada has denounced in the Security Council that the U.S. government is a permanent military threat to Venezuela.

The Venezuelan diplomatic also warned against the attempts of a coup d'etat against the democratically elected government led by President Nicolas Maduro, attempts that are being carried out through the illegal entry of the so-called "humanitarian aid."

He highlighted the violent actions of some groups of people, linked to the Venezuelan opposition, violently tried to enter trucks with the so-called "humanitarian aid" through the border bridges.  "It was an international incident that has been deliberately ignored (...) It constitutes hostile acts against our nation and a violation of the founding charter of the United Nations," he said.

According to Moncada, Washington is preparing mercenary groups in Colombia to cross into Venezuela, similar to the U.S. creation of the "contras" in Nicaragua during the 1980s.   And the diplomat criticized the position of the U.S. representation in the Security Council, which refused to approve a resolution that explicitly rejected the possibility of the use of military force in Venezuela.

Venezuela demanded respect for the principles of sovereignty, self-determination and non-intervention contained in the founding charter of the United Nations.


Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares


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