US warns Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro that if he does not accept Washington’s “transition” plan, he will force a more “dangerous” transition.
In an interview collected this Saturday by some media, the US envoy for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, warns that if Maduro decides to reject the “transition government” plan proposed by his country, that transition will still occur, but it will be more “dangerous and abrupt”. If you do not move ahead, “you will see more pressure on Caracas from the United States and I think from others,” he specified.
He also pointed out that Washington knew with complete certainty that Maduro would reject the proposal, but in reality, it was not addressed to [Maduro], he explained, but to other government officials and members of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) of Venezuela, whom Washington has tried to lure away from Maduro, without success.
To encourage the environment loyal to Maduro to accept this plan, Abrams argues that, according to the plan of the US State Department, neither the president of the Supreme Court of Justice of Venezuela (TSJ), Maikel Moreno, nor the head of the FANB, Vladimir Padrino López, nor the self-proclaimed president in charge, Juan Guaidó, would be part of the Council of State that would govern the transition.
It also reminds the Venezuelan people that this is the path to “the lifting of US sanctions” and “democracy,” as he calls it.
On March 31, the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, in the midst of the serious health crisis in Venezuela, presented a proposal from the White House to form a “transitional government” in that country until the holding of new elections. The plan excludes both Maduro and opposition leader Guaidó from power.
Caracas has rejected the US “pseudo-proposal” of a “transitional government” and Maduro himself affirms that the Venezuelan people will not allow such aggressions and interventions in their country. If attacked, says the Venezuelan president, the fury of the Bolivarian people will defeat the invaders.
President Maduro’s response
President Maduro responded on the night of Saturday, April 11, to the threats made by Elliott Abrams, rejecting again any imperialist and supremacist proposal coming from the White House:
“Let us not allow the coronavirus to spread in our country, that Trump and Elliott Abrams worry about among their own people. We will take care of Venezuela, over there, they’re with their hatred. Mr. Abrams, cool your jets,” said the president during a telephone interview in the TV show La Hojilla, which is broadcast by Venezolana de Televisión (VTV) and hosted by the constituent Mario Silva.
Featured image: The US envoy For Venezuela, Elliott Abrams speaks to the press.
Translated and edited by JRE/EF
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