The US regime has blocked an UN draft resolution denouncing the recent paramilitary incursion into Venezuela. Russia, China and other countries criticized the violations of Venezuelan sovereignty.
During a virtual session of the UNSC, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyanskiy presented a resolution calling on member-states to reject the use of force or terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and the use of mercenaries.
On May 3 and 4, Venezuelan forces neutralized two speedboats carrying armed groups off the country’s Caribbean coast.
US special forces veteran Jordan Goudreau claimed to have orchestrated the 60-man incursion together with retired Venezuelan Major General Cliver Alcala, which was aimed at overthrowing the Maduro government.
Russia’s ambassador later complained that the resolution was “killed” by the USA in “9 minutes” despite the draft containing no accusations, only support of basic common things.
For its part, China voiced support for Venezuelan sovereignty while blasting US sanctions against Caracas.Other countries, including Indonesia, South Africa and Vietnam, also criticized meddling in foreign countries’ affairs and voiced support for dialogue.
US representative Kelly Craft “categorically” denied any involvement in Operation Gideon, accusing Russia and Cuba of “violating Venezuela’s sovereignty” by maintaining military cooperation agreements with the Caribbean nation?
The UN Security Council session came on the heels of fresh revelations concerning the thwarted invasion. Rodriguez showed testimonies from Berry and Denman revealing the operation’s supposed ties to Colombian drug traffickers.
While Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez disclosed a series of leaked audio recordings allegedly involving Alcala, Gedeon commander Antonio Sequea, and other individuals discussing the plans.
Opposition leader Juan Guaido had likewise dismissed it as a false flag, before a leaked contract between the opposition and Goudreau led him to shift the blame to his advisors J.J. Rendon and Sergio Vergara. Both have since resigned.
A series of scandals have seen his popularity drop, with other opposition leaders reportedly lobbying Washington for a leadership change.
Venezuela Analysis / ABC Flash Point Embargo News 2020.