The European Parliament in Brussels is planning to consider a draft resolution on recognizing Juan Guaido, the leader of the Venezuelan National Assembly, as the interim president of Venezuela?
The European Parliament welcomed the decision by several democratic states to recognize US political representative Guaido as the interim president of the oil- and gold rich Latin American country, according to the draft resolution.
Guaido declared himself the country’s interim president on 23 January amid an escalating political crisis in the country.
Nicolas Maduro, in turn, has insisted that he is the country’s constitutional president and accused the opposition leader of being a “US puppet”.
President Maduro also accused Washington, which has long voiced concerns over the legitimacy of his re-election last year, of organizing a coup in Venezuela.
What’s more, we have an unelected undemocratic EU government recognizing an unelected CIA trained asset as the leader of a nation the oil monopolists seek to plunder all in the name of “freedom” and “democracy”.
EU representative Frederica Mogherini held a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and the sides discussed efforts to ensure the intended transition in crisis torn Venezuela.
On the same day Washington sanctioned state-run oil giant PdVSA and seized billions of the country’s oil assets.
In return, the Venezuelan Supreme Tribunal of Justice banned Guaido from leaving the country and blocked his bank accounts until the completion of the launched investigation.
Also the US National Security Adviser John Bolton warned that the United States would take action if its diplomatic staff or Guaido are threatened with violence.
While the USA and a number of other countries support Guaido as the interim president, but Russia, China and others have backed the government of legitimate President Nicolas Maduro.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2019.