Edgar Zambrano, the deputy speaker of the Venezuelan opposition-controlled National Assembly, has been detained in the wake of the failed coup in the country, which took place on 30 April, 2019.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo turned to Twitter to criticize, yet again, the legitimate Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, after the detention of self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido’s deputy Edgar Jose Zambrano.
Diosdado Cabello, the head of Venezuelan government-led National Constituent Assembly confirmed reports that Edgar Zambrano has been detained.
Pompeo, while dubbing Maduro’s government a “tyrannical regime,” claimed that the “Venezuelan people demand justice” with respect to the detained Zambrano. The latter, Pompeo said, “deserves to be free.”
Zambrano, was, along with other opposition lawmakers stripped of his immunity and charged with high treason, public conspiracy to violate the law, inciting civil uprising, usurpation of power and other crimes.
Earlier in the day, one of those opposition lawmakers who was suspected in taking part in the coup attempt, Americo de Grazia fled to the Italian embassy in Caracas.
When asked by CBS about the possibility of a US military intervention in Venezuela, opposition leader Juanito Guaido confirmed that he is still considering it an “option”.
Meanwhile, Nicolas Maduro announced the initiative on public dialogue on economic development of the crisis-torn country.
Maduro has accused the USA of trying to orchestrate a coup in order to install Juan Guaido as a US puppet. Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly stripped seven lawmakers of their parliamentary immunity for supporting last week’s failed coup against Maduro.
The crisis in Venezuela extended when opposition leader Guaido proclaimed himself Venezuela’s interim president on 23 January, two weeks after President Maduro’s inauguration for a second term following elections in May 2018.
The US regime, Canada, some Latin American and 8 European nations were quick to recognize Guaido as the new legitimate leader of Venezuela and have supported him in his attempts to oust Maduro from power in order to get a piece of the lucrative pie later.
Russia, Bolivia, China, Cuba, Uruguay, Mexico, Nicaragua, Turkey and many other countries have voiced their support for constitutionally-elected Maduro as the only legitimate president of Venezuela.
Moscow accused the USA of supporting coup attempts and planning a military intervention in the Latin American state.
Former CIA boss and career criminal, Mike Pompeo announced that the USA has a “full-scale set of options” to resolve the Venezuelan crisis, claiming that any actions that the US takes in the country would be “lawful”.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2019.