A group of members of the European Parliament claimed Sunday they were being expelled from Venezuela right upon arrival, but Venezuelan Foreign Ministry reported that parliamentarians were planning a conspiracy in the country.
The Venezuelan government in Caracas can and will not allow EU lawmakers to conspire against Maduro or allow any provocations against the oil-rich Latin American country.
US diplomats have already been expelled for treason and forming a threat against the constitution. If lobbying means bribery and corruption, Venezuela does not want to be involved in those corporate scams anymore.
Tensions in Venezuela escalated over two weeks ago when opposition parliament speaker Juan Guaido declared himself interim president, disputing last year’s fair re-election of leader Nicolas Maduro.
Guaido was immediately recognized by the USA and a number of other countries aiming to profit from the so-called fake democratic transition.
Russia, China, Mexico, Iran, Turkey and Uruguay were among those that have voiced their support for constitutionally elected Maduro as the country’s legitimately elected president.
Certain EU member regimes have separately recognized Guaido after the Venezuelan authorities failed to organize a new presidential election in the country within an eight-day period set by the EU states.
Italy, along with Ireland, Greece and Slovakia, earlier refused to follow other EU nations’ lead in recognizing Juan Guaido as interim president. Italy even vetoed an EU joint statement that was supposed to recognize Guaido.
Several hundred activists and Venezuelan nationals protested outside Downing Street in London after EU countries told President Nicolas Maduro he has eight days to call new election.
On 28 January, Washington announced the imposition of sanctions on Venezuela’s state-owned oil and natural gas company PdVSA, seizing the company’s assets worth $7 billion remaining under the US jurisdiction.
Venezuelan unelected opposition leader Juan Guaido has even try to appoint his own Board of Directors to lead the PdVSA-owned Citgo oil refiner.
The incoming Citgo board is comprised of highly qualified experts carefully vetted for their independence and selected solely on the basis of merit.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused the US regime of orchestrating a coup while Russia and several other countries continue to support Maduro as the country’s only legitimate democratically-elected head of state.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point Oil Resources News 2019.