Venezuela denounces provocation by US-Guyana military exercises

Venezuela denounces provocation by US-Guyana military exercises

Caracas, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez denounced on Monday the US provocation and threat to the sovereignty and regional stability from the development of joint military exercises with Guyana.

On a press briefing from the Miraflores Palace (seat of government), the Vice President informed about the presence in the region of a US Coast Guard vessel, upon emphasizing that Venezuelan authorities remain alert to any incursion in jurisdictional waters during the maneuvers.

Rodriguez assured that those actions promoted by the Trump administration in his last days are intended to create provocations, threats and aggressions against the Venezuelan people, in addition to interfering in the territorial controversy for the region of Guayana Esequiba.

In that sense, the leader recalled the repeated protests against the operations in that territorial strip of the oil Exxon Mobil company, allowed by Georgetown in a unilateral manner and in clear violation of the international treaties approved to settle the border dispute.

Rodriguez dismissed Guyana’s position of going to the International Court of Justice as a way to resolve the dispute, far from showing willingness to dialogue and seek negotiation mechanisms; ‘Venezuela never gave its consent to violate the Geneva Agreement of 1966,’ she asserted.

She also mentioned the sending to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres of a communication to warn of the risks to peace and regional stability.

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