Cuba vehemently condemns military aggression against Venezuela, stated the island’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Relations, Ana Teresita González
Havana-. “Cuba vehemently condemns military aggression against Venezuela,” stated the island’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Relation, Ana Teresita González.
Taking to her Twitter account, the Cuban official also noted that the island “reaffirms the Postulates of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace. No to a “military option,” against Venezuela,” wrote González in reference to recent remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump, who stated that his government would not rule out a “military option” in regards to the situation in Venezuela.
Meanwhile, it was announced that the Bolivarian nation will undertake a civic-military exercise on August 26 and 27 in preparation to defend its national territory in the event of military intervention.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro ordered the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) to begin preparations given the U.S.’s increasingly hostile tone toward the country.
Maduro urged Venezuelans to prepare to defend their homeland and called on the Somos Venezuela (We Are Venezuela) movement to organize exercises as part of the national Comprehensive Armed Defense Plan.
According to Prensa Latina, the Venezuelan leader stated that the Bolivarian Revolution is an example of democracy for the world, because in just 18 years 22 elections have been held in the South American nation, including the successful and recently concluded process to elect a National Constituent Assembly (ANC).
Meanwhile, Maduro called on the Truth, Justice and Peace Commission to begin a process against those calling for military intervention in Venezuela and who supported U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent threats regarding possible military action against the South American country.
Redacción Internacional, Granma
August 16, 2017