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No Shame? Venezuela Crisis Discussed at UN Security Council

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Published on Feb 26, 2019

“Are you not ashamed of saying this?” Russia’s UN Ambassador asks at the Security Council meeting on Venezuela crisis. Links to the petition: http://bit.ly/VenezuelaPetition http://Tinyurl.com/VenezuelaPetition
We ask U.S. news media to interview Human Rights expert Alfred de Zayas about Venezuela. https://www.change.org/p/abc-we-ask-u... #Venezuela #handsOffVenezeula #TrumpHandsOffVenezuela
As UN Investigator and Human Rights Rapporteur, Alfred de Zayas wrote the official report on Venezuela for the UN Human Rights Council yet big media outlets still have not interviewed him about his report on Venezuela nor have they mentioned his report.
Read more and please sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/abc-we-ask-u...

February 26 2019 Statement by Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia at the UN Security Council Meeting on Venezuela

Mr. President,

At the outset let me thank Mm. Rosemary DiCarlo and welcome Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza.

I could have agreed with my German colleague who said that the topic of today’s meeting should be “Threats to International Peace and Security” – threats to Venezuela posed be a whole range of states. Still I think the topic should be different. Today we should discuss the situation around Venezuela rather than the situation in this country.

Today we are present at another episode of a show that the US has been performing for a month by now with a zeal worthy of a better cause.

Here is a short summary, for those of you who did not follow the whole story. In a sovereign Latin American country there appeared an imposter, who proclaimed himself a legitimate president of the nation and right on the spot was recognized as such by the US. The European countries and a number of Latin American satellites, including some of Venezuela’s neighbors, hesitated a little and also recognized this personality as president. As for the legitimate leader N.Maduro, this group of countries believes his victory at the elections held last spring was not honest, because the opposition boycotted the vote. The fact that it was Washington who incited the opposition leaders to withdraw, is not advertised. I think those who speak about constitutional process and Guaido’s legitimate authority on the basis of Venezuelan constitution, understand that they sound hypocritical, void in legal terms and simply absurd. What we see is the abuse of constitutional law. Are you not ashamed to say so? Do you not see that everyone understands what stands behind? Not a single self-respecting lawyer or court would support this mockery of law per se? At least read the conclusions of the German Bundestag legal service. They say everything about it.

At the same time there is groan and moan about the devastating economic situation in Venezuela, starving people, skyrocketing prices, etc. One is being persuaded that Venezuela should be saved at any cost for the sake of its own people. The fact that since 2013 Venezuela has been under American sanctions that largely caused the current economic situation is hushed up. Not a word is uttered about the overall damage to the economy of the country caused by the sanctions, which accounts for $345 bln.

Now when the situation around Venezuela has been brought to the boiling point, Washington proclaims N.Maduro to be the root of all Venezuela’s evils and organizes an operation entitled “humanitarian aid delivery”. It culminated on February 23, when in Colombian Cúcuta some uninspected and uninvited American cargo was prepared. Later there were attempts to deliver this cargo to Venezuela under a human shield made up of the civil population. Legitimate Venezuelan authorities had to perform their duty to protect the national border. They mobilized security forces that had only one task – to ensure integrity of the state border. ... http://russiaun.ru/en/news/venezuela_...

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