Warns of Military Intervention Into Venezuela Amid
Clash With OAS
Venezuela’s government has warned of a danger of a
military intervention into the country and has
slammed the Organization of American States (OAS)
for its decision to hold an emergency meeting on
By Sputnik News
June 02, 2016 "Information
- MOSCOW – Venezuelan Foreign Minister
Delcy Rodriguez criticized OAS chief Luis Almagro on
Wednesday, saying, as quoted by Noticias MVS, that
he is making "fraudulent use" of his office and
that, being Washington’s tool, is part of a scheme
to cease Venezuela’s resources.
According to Rodriguez, Almagro has conducted a
campaign of harassment against the government of
Venezuela for the past six months.
Earlier this week, Almagro called for an emergency
meeting of the OAS Permanent Council to assess the
situation in Venezuela. The 35-member grouping held
talks on Wednesday; another session should take
place on June 10-20.
According to the organization’s Democratic Charter,
if diplomatic measures decided on during the
council’s talks prove unsuccessful, the OAS General
Assembly may vote to exclude the country from the
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has been facing
a wave of criticism over discontent with his
government and acute economic and social problems,
including a drop in oil prices, hospital crises
during the spread of the Zika virus, power outages
and skyrocketing inflation.
On Wednesday, Maduro said his country was ready to
take arms to defend its sovereignty, if necessary.
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