|Written by MINISTERIO DEL PODER POPULAR PARA RELACIONES EXTERIORES|
|Friday, 31 March 2017 13:30|
BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA
MINISTRY OF PEOPLE’S POWER FOR
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela strongly rejects the onslaught of the intolerant and pro-imperialist right-wing governments of the Region directed by the Department of State and the U.S. power centres which, based on falsehoods and ignominies, intend to infringe the Rule of Law in Venezuela and its constitutional order.
Such governments, colluded in an interventionist coalition, are yet to digest the defeat suffered barely a few hours ago at the Organization of American States (OAS) by their interventionist plan against Venezuela attempted by Mr. Luis Almagro in an open violation of the international and domestic legality. They have unleashed a hysterical campaign against Venezuela in view of the failure of their intentions to meddle in our internal affairs. They are driven by political and ideological vengeance and intolerance against the solid and vigorous Venezuelan democracy ant its inclusive human rights model.
It is absolutely inadmissible, with no legal ground whatsoever, that a collusion of countries interfere in matters within exclusive jurisdiction of sovereign States. Furthermore, the unprecedented destabilization operation unleashed against Venezuela, its revolution and its people is immoral.
Governments that systematically violate human rights, violently repress political dissidence, perpetrate coups against the electoral majorities, torture and murder popular leaders and journalists and promote the neoliberal model, thus causing misery and poverty, surprisingly aspire to condemn Venezuela with the aid of powerful transnational media corporations.
It is false and untrue that a coup d’etat has taken place in Venezuela. On the contrary, its institutions have adopted the legal corrective measures to stop the deviated and coup-mongering actions undertaken by opposition representatives in the National Assembly, openly held in contempt of decisions handed down by the Supreme Court of the Republic.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela strongly rejects this international onslaught led by a coalition of right-wing governments and oligarchs aimed at supporting and endorsing the interventionist Venezuelan opposition that acts against the homeland, and hereby announces, in turn, that it will take the political and diplomatic actions provided for in the International Law and our domestic legislation to stop and prevent the success of any plans threatening the stability and peace of Venezuela.
“It is the same for Venezuela to fight Spain or the entire world, should the entire world offend her.”
Letter sent by the Liberator to the Mr. Irvine, a U.S. agent
March 30th, 2017