Skip to comments.Continuing U.S. Diplomatic Presence in Venezuela
Posted on 01/23/2019 7:25:05 PM PST by dynachrome
The United States stands with interim President Juan Guaido, the democratically elected National Assembly, and the people of Venezuela as they peacefully restore constitutional order to their country. We stand ready to support interim President Guaido as he establishes a transitional government and carries out his constitutional duties as interim President, including determining the status of diplomatic representatives in the United States and other countries.
We welcome interim President Guaidos directive to all diplomatic missions in Venezuela that Venezuela intends to maintain diplomatic relations with all countries. The United States maintains diplomatic relations with Venezuela and will conduct our relations with Venezuela through the government of interim President Guaido, who has invited our mission to remain in Venezuela. The United States does not recognize the Maduro regime as the government of Venezuela. Accordingly the United States does not consider former president Nicolas Maduro to have the legal authority to break diplomatic relations with the United States or to declare our diplomats persona non grata.
We call on the Venezuelan military and security forces to continue protecting the welfare and well-being of all Venezuelan citizens, as well as U.S. and other foreign citizens in Venezuela. We call on all parties to refrain from measures that are inconsistent with the privileges and immunities enjoyed by members of the diplomatic community. The United States will take appropriate actions to hold accountable anyone who endangers the safety and security of our mission and its personnel.
. Accordingly the United States does not consider former president Nicolas Maduro to have the legal authority to break diplomatic relations with the United States or to declare our diplomats persona non grata.
Recognising Juan Guaido as president of Venezuela:
- Costa Rica
Wow, that’s risky. If one of our diplomats gets hurt, it will be on Trump.
Oh, my. This did escalate quickly. The reaction from the Russians is going to be very interesting.
Interesting...note no Euroweenies showed up...
Nah, just blame it on a video.
I most certainly do not want to see one drop of American blood, nor one dollar from the US Treasury expended to oust this commie bastard.
Because I don’t want to the US to own it afterward.
It would be no different than Libya.
Wow, thats risky. If one of our diplomats gets hurt, it will be on Trump.
No, it will be on Maduro and his thugs, who have also been encouraging the invasion of our southern border.
Do what we've been doing in that part of the world for nearly 100 years ... send in the U.S. Marines. Issue over very quickly.
I certainly would not want to be diplomat. I hope the Marines guarding the embassy have better ROE than under obozo.
Throw the Bus driver under the Bus
“We call on the Venezuelan military and security forces”
Which President will the Military arrest tonight?
Obama probably doesn’t have many holdovers in SA since he blatantly abandoned the area to China.
“Do what we’ve been doing in that part of the world for nearly 100 years ... send in the U.S. Marines.”
Can’t the Venezuelan people, Brazil and Columbia handle this?
Do you want another Libya? Syria?
*** Holy shit! This could get NASTY. ***
Our Neocons want it to get nasty. US media is showing pro Maduro rallies, and presenting them as pro Guaido. They are also showing protests from 2014 and 2016 and presenting them as happening today.
to Venezuela, and the U.S. Army to the Mexican border.
You forgot your sarcasm tag. Or is that you, Jimmy Carter?
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