Cuba condemns Pompeo’s plan against Venezuela

Havana, March 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez has described on Tuesday the U.S. Secretary of State maike Pompeo´s plan against Venezuela as a threat to the peace and security of the hemisphere.

On his official Twitter account, Bruno Rodriguez condemned the new U.S. strategy which proposes the end of sanctions against Caracas if Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido step aside and allow a new transitional government.

¨Cuba strongly rejects Pompeo’s plan against Venezuela, which only confirms the neocolonial claim of the United States in line with Monroe Doctrine,¨ Rodriguez live-tweeted.

‘This plan constitutes a threat to the peace and security of our hemisphere. Sanctions must be lifted without any conditions,’ the Cuban foreign minister added.

The U.S. Department of State initiative proposes to set up a transitional government appointed by ruling party and oppostition parliamentarians, and harps on ignoring the legitimacy of Nicolas Maduro as Venezuelan president, elected in 2018.

Pompeo and Elliott Abrams, special representative for Venezuela, presented on Tuesday their plan which estimates the holding of presidential elections within next six or 12 months.

However, the president of the transitional government may not run as a candidate for the elections, according to the U.S. proposal.

Mike Pompeo suggested that whether these steps are fulfilled, in addition to the international validation of the alleged vote, sanctions against Venezuela will be suspended.

Decisions in Venezuela are made in Caracas, at the Miraflores Palace, under the Venezuelan Constitution, Arreaza said by a telephone interview with the Colombian network Blu Radio.

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