United States: “It would be a mistake to lift the ban on the Nicolas Maduro regime without fundamental commitments”
United States Ambassador to Venezuela, James storyCame back to appear Your support for an open dialogue between the Venezuelan regime and the opposition; And he assured that Washington is already studying how “Change restrictions“Pitted against Nicholas Maduro regime.
“We support the democratic forces of Venezuela, Venezuela in this process of dialogue. We are going to evaluate the achievements to come and we are going to think about how to change the restrictions.” However, he clarified: “It would be a mistake to lift the ban without fundamental commitments“
During the airing of the “Hello Ambassador” program, he said, “We are ready to evaluate the sanctions, unless there are irreversible changes in the restoration of democracy in Venezuela.”
Thus, Story once again supported Venezuela’s opposition leader’s decision to begin negotiations with Maduro and even supported a possible initiative for a recall referendum against the president as he believed That the Maduro government is not valid. “We support that process and we are going to see if anything is achieved that really serves the interests of Venezuela.“, he pointed.
On the other hand, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreza, Defended the terms of negotiations with the opposition: “The demand by President Nicolas Maduro to negotiate with the opposition is logical: respect for international law and Venezuela’s constitution; sanctions, ignorance of powers and blocking of state resources are illegal” .
This week, Guedo urged the political structures he takes to the streets “to meet people“To present the call National liberation agreement, Which considers negotiating with the regime to find a way out of the country’s crisis.
“We are taking to the streets to present a settlement and save Venezuela together. Let us meet the people and organize a national liberation agreement. We cannot leave anyone behind, we all have to come together, ”Guedo said during a meeting with members of the opposition.
In the meeting, he stressed that “Original and original“Received”Largest and best possible association“To pursue the objective of achieving political change”That it is necessary to end this crisis in the country which is getting worse and worse.“
Former Speaker of Parliament, who stated in the National Liberation Agreement that “All fit“He recalled that it should end with an election schedule”Independent and impartial consisting of President, Parliamentary, Regional and Municipalities with international observation and support“
what’s more, The massive influx of vaccines against humanitarian aid and COVID-19 should be included, “Democratic forces and guarantees for all actors of Chavismo” with mechanisms for the reorganization of Venezuela and the release of all political prisoners.
According to Guedo, it should also be allowed, Return of Exile and Transitional Justice, And offered in return “Incentive for planning” Including “Progressive lifting of conditional restrictions on the fulfillment of the basic objectives of the agreement”, Something that depends not on the opponent, but on the countries that have imposed them.
The former legislator said that “it is not true that there is a strong dictatorship”, referring to the Venezuelan regime, in which – he pointed out – (Nicholas) “Maduro has no control over anything”, Despite the fact that he is the one who has total control of all institutions.
Chavismo has grown stronger since last January, when it regained parliament, after five years in the hands of the opposition, after elections were considered fraudulent by the international community.
(With information from Europa Press and EFE)
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