Source: International 360
January 24 2019
It is time to build a universal anti-imperialist movement. The time has come for a universal unity of genuine defenders of the physical and spiritual integrity of peoples who love freedom and justice. – Venezuela is America. Venezuela is the World.
Governments Reiterate Support to Venezuela’s Constitutional President
Caracas, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Governments of several countries presented today their position of recognition to president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, regarding actions of the right of that country and the United States to overthrow him and impose an illegitimate one.
In Mexico, president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, reiterated his administration is committed to the Constitution and its four basic principles: non-intervention, self-determination of peoples, pacific solution of controversies and respect for human rights.
The Secretary of Foreign Relations said ‘Mexico will not be part of ignoring the government of a country with which it has diplomatic relations’.
Also, the head of State of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, expressed over phone his support to Maduro, after the self-proclamation of Venezuelan opposer, Juan Guaido as ‘president in charge’.
‘Brother Maduro! Stand tall, we are here!’. Turkey will maintain its principle stand against all attempts of low blows, assured Ibrahim Kalin, presidential spokesperson.
El Salvador‘s president, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, also through his Twitter account joined the international support to Nicolas Maduro and advocated for a peaceful solution to the situation the country is living.
Through a communiqué, his government expressed total support to Maduro, before the tense political situation facing this Latin American nation and said that the Republic of El Salvador absolutely disowned Juan Guaido and rejects his self-proclamation as president in charge of Venezuela.
Also, the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Syria, condemned this Thursday the ‘flagrant interference of the United States’ in the internal situation of Venezuela while he assured the actions of the United States constitute a violation of all norms and international laws’.
For his part, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, reiterated his unlimited support to president Maduro.
‘Our position has been and is of unequivocal support to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and its legitimate government’, he said.
Disrespectful of international law and of its principles, what reigns is the law of the jungle, said Gonsalves in an act of solidarity before the embassy of Venezuela in the Caribbean country. The eve, the head of State of Bolivia, Evo Morales, through his Twitter account, assured that the United States is only interested in Venezuela’s oil.
‘#U.S, does not fool anybody. It is not worried about defending democracy in #Venezuela, only in sacking its oil. To achieve this, as it did in #Irak and #Libya, it provokes conflict, destabilizes and intervenes militarily. Attempt against Venezuela is to attempt against #LatinAmerica’, he emphasized.
Morales alerted that the United States withdraws from the Middle East, after planting war and destruction, to transfer its policy of intervention and violence to Latin America.
‘Speaking of democracy and freedom, but promotes a bloody coup on the Venezuelan people. Interventionism will fail’, remarked the indigenous leader, who makes the United States responsible for promoting a coup d’état and brotherly war among Venezuelans.
Also the administration of Nicaragua spoke through a communique, in favor of Venezuelan democracy and respect to sovereignty before the new attempt of coup d’Etat.
‘The Great Homeland does not yield, it stands proud with the Love of its Peoples. No one surrenders here! Viva Venezuela! Viva Chávez! Viva Nicolás! Forward with Faith and Hope!’, said the text.
The Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-Canel ratified the invariable solidarity with the Maduro government and condemned ‘the attempt of imposing through a coup d’Etat, a servile government to the USA in the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela’.
Governments of several countries as Uruguay, Antigua and Barbuda, advocate for a peaceful solution of the crisis in Venezuela and the non-interference in domestic affairs.
China opposes interference in Venezuelan affairs
China on Thursday said it opposes outside interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs, calling upon all parties in the country to seek a political solution through peaceful dialogue within the nation’s constitutional framework.
Foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks after Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, announced his decision to break diplomatic ties with the United States following the Trump administration’s recognition of opposition leader, Juan Guaido, as the South American country’s interim president.
China supports the efforts of the Venezuelan government to safeguard national sovereignty, independence and stability, the spokesperson said, calling for all parties in Venezuela to maintain calm.
The US and Venezuela are both important countries in the western hemisphere and enjoy close traditional relations, she said.
“We hope that Venezuela and the United States can respect and treat each other on an equal footing, and deal with their relations based on non-interference in each other’s internal affairs,” she said, adding that it is in line with the interests of both countries and their people, and will help safeguard peace and stability in the American region.
Hua said China opposes “external intervention in Venezuela”. China hopes the international community will jointly create favorable conditions to prevent this, she added.
Outside sanctions and intervention will complicate the situation and would not be helpful resolving the actual problems, she said.