On Friday, September 24, the sessions of the dialogue between the Venezuelan government and the extreme right opposition, taking place in Mexico, were resumed. However, it seems that instructions have been issued to the opposition from the spokesperson of the US government.
Although it was established in previous meetings that the head of the opposition delegation is the former deputy Gerardo Blyde, it was James Story, White House’s “ambassador” to Venezuela based in Colombia, who announced the guidelines to be followed by the opposition’s Unitary Platform.
In a video broadcast on his Twitter account, James Story, whom the Colombian government recognizes as the US “ambassador” to the fake “interim” government, of which former deputy Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself “president,” affirmed that the opposition “will focus on judicial reforms” in the third round of the negotiations.
Likewise, the Washington spokesman announced that his government is looking forward to the results of the talks, while reiterating the conditions of the Joe Biden administration, that any possibility of sanctions against Venezuela to be relaxed or lifted will depend on the outcome of the Mexico Talks.
The “shameful” role of Story
Reacting to James Story’s remarks, the Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, expressed total repudiation, and defended the sovereignty of Venezuela.
Rodríguez, citing the US diplomat’s statements on Twitter, said that the Biden representative embodies a “failed project” that has only known defeat and asserted that “this is how it will be forever.”
Es vergonzoso como James Story @usembassyve da órdenes a la oposición colonizada y títere de Venezuela sobre que hacer en la Mesa de Diálogo! El representa un proyecto fracasado, que ha mordido el polvo de la derrota en nuestras tierras! Asi será por siempre! Amén! Viva Venezuela https://t.co/k7hy3OTQyv— Delcy Rodríguez (@delcyrodriguezv) September 24, 2021
For his part, Jorge Rodríguez, the plenipotentiary chief of the Venezuelan government delegation in the dialogue, also denounced James Story’s message. He defended the integrity of the negotiation process, which is being mediated by the Kingdom of Norway and accompanied by the governments of Russia and Netherlands.
Esta declaración de Story: 1) insulta a la Mesa de Diálogo en México, pero sobre todo 2) insulta a los delegados de la PU a quienes parece darles órdenes. El Gob Bolivariano JAMÁS atenderá una agenda que intente imponer este personaje. Que vaya a naricear a Supermán https://t.co/IlSwKqXJpC— Jorge Rodríguez (@jorgerpsuv) September 25, 2021
Featured image: Former deputy Guaidó meeting US “ambassador” to Venezuela based in Bogota, James Story. File photo.
(RedRadioVE) by José Manuel Blanco Díaz