Feb 17 (Orinoco Tribune) Elliot Abrams was questioned by US lawmakers in a hearing held last Wednesday, February the 13, by the Committee of Foreign Affairs in the House of Representatives of the US Congress.
The hearing was very controversial going from Pink Code activist protest claiming the slogan “Hands off Venezuela” and “No Coup in Venezuela” through and intense questioning by Rep. Ilhan Omar bringing Abrams’s background of lying to the Congress and organizing black operations to destabilize governments in Central America and the Middle East.
In the C-SPAN video of the hearing and its transcript there is a point in the mark 1:19:52 when Elliott Abrams is asked by Rep. Ann Wagner about the negotiation of an Office of Interests between the two countries. The answer from Trump’s official is elusive at the beginning but he clearly states that there is no negotiation of an Office of Interest at mark 1:20:43 and he clearly states NO to that question.
You can watch the whole hearing below:
On Friday 15, Jorge Arreaza, Minister of Foreign Affairs in an interview for Telesur reiterated that he participated in two meetings with US Diplomats and one of them was with Elliot Abrams in New York. The previous day, President Maduro on an interview for AP informed about it and also about an invitation extended to Abrams for a meeting with Maduro of any format and anywhere.
In the Telesur interview Arreaza showed the diplomatic note issued by the US Embassy in Caracas requesting the initiation of a process to establish an Interest Office and also showed his most recent US visa clearly indicating that he was going to hold meetings with the Department of State.
“As you can see there is a clear path of lying to the Congress by this US Official, Elliott Abrams, and it is incredible how the US public Opinion does nothing to expose this kind of criminal behavior”, said to OT, a diplomatic expert.
Below you can find the information posted in the Twitter account for Minister Arreaza with all the details.
The brand new visa issued to the Minister of Foreign Affairs indicating that he was going for a meeting in the Department of State:View image on Twitter
“Yo fui a Nueva York para reunirme con el Departamento de Estado, con Elliot Abrams…Como dijo el Cmdte. Chávez, si tenemos que reunirnos con el diablo para defender la verdad de Venezuela, lo haremos” recalca el canciller Jorge Arreaza #SonTiemposDeChávez37710:05 AM – Feb 16, 2019736 people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacy
The Diplomatic note from the former US Embassy in Caracas, dated January 26, requesting the opening of an Interests Section:View image on Twitter
El 26 de enero recibimos una Nota Diplomática y en su tercer punto indica “la utilidad de discutir un posible acuerdo para eventualmente establecer una Oficina de Intereses” en Caracas y Washington, aclara el Canciller Jorge Arreaza#SonTiemposDeChávez5610:11 AM – Feb 16, 2019122 people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacy