Maduro Thanks American Citizens for Protectng Venezuelan Embassy

Caracas, May 10 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro on Friday thanked the U.S. citizens who protect the see of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington and face aggressions from authorities of this country.

Through Twitter, the head of state assured that he admired the solidarity of the U.S. social movements that reject the interventionist actions of the United States against the Bolivarian territory.

I send a solidarious greeting, full of deep admiration and gratitude for their collective protection of our Embassy in Washington, for they have bravely faced the aggressions of a sick right-wing and criminal empire. That is the worthy people of the United States, Maduro wrote on Twitter.

For this action, Foreign Minister of the Republic, Jorge Arreaza, demanded this Thursday that the U.S. State Department comply with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and protect the Venezuelan officials present in Washington D.C.

Likewise, the Minister of Foreign Affairs reiterated that the U.S. capital served as headquarters of the Venezuelan embassy until the rupture of relations between both nations on January 23 this year.

Arreaza also demanded that the U.S. administration avoid aggressions against the group of U.S. citizens who peacefully guard the diplomatic headquarters to prevent its illegal occupation by followers of the deputy of the National Assembly in contempt, Juan Guaido.

The declarations of the authorities of Caracas respond to a situation of violence aroused in the outskirts of the diplomatic place where the representatives of diverse movements of solidarity have been besieged by Venezuelan opponents who try to assault the headquarters of the embassy, in the presence, even, of the police authorities of that nation.

The U.S. Secret Service, for its part, carried out the forced detention and physical aggression of Gerry Condon, president of the U.S. Veterans for Peace Association, who was recently in Venezuela in solidarity with the Bolivarian government in the face of the White House’s policies against the South American country.

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