BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA
MINISTRY OF PEOPLE'S POWER FOR FOREIGN RELATIONS
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, before the serious and irregular events that have been developing against the Venezuelan State in the heart of the Organization of American States (OAS), has addressed the President of the Permanent Council to request the suspension of the session called for Tuesday, March 28, of this year, by a group of countries without the due consent from the Venezuelan Government, as is contemplated in the rules that guide this regional organization.
There is ongoing harassment against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela conducted by the United States of North America, through the occupant of the General Secretariat of the OAS, Mr. Luis Almagro, and a group of countries that have conformed a minority faction, and have promoted a pernicious international climate over the development of democratic life in Venezuela, with the intension of undermining its sovereignty and independence.
Venezuela wishes to alert about the serious and dangerous consequences looming over Venezuela's vigorous democracy and its successful human rights model, conducted from the OAS against our homeland's constitutional system. Destabilizing Venezuela will have effects beyond our borders and will weigh heavily over regional life and the historic progression of the Greater Homeland.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela categorically rejects the interventionist plan that a minority faction of countries inside the OAS pretends to carry out against our Homeland, as well as it rejects the disproportionate and illicit behavior of Mr. Luis Almagro, through his criminal actions against the Public Branches of the Venezuelan State. If this illegal, unilateral, deviated and biased behavior in favor of violent extremists in Venezuela continues, we will proceed with severity and firmness through the diplomatic means, the instruments in International Law, and in accordance with the Venezuelan constitutional order.
“Surely, unity is what we lack in order to complete the task of our regeneration”.
Caracas, March 27, 2017