US Seeks to Disqualify Venezuela’s Fight Against Terrorism (Communique)

This Wednesday, the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian republic of Venezuela, through a communique, rejected a report issued by the State Department where it is intended “to discredit with calumny the commitment of Venezuela in the global fight against terrorism.”

Through a message on his Twitter account, Arreaza labeled the report issued by the Trump administration “infamous” and “immoral” and which once again tries to hide the progress in security and cooperation that the Bolivarian government has been implementing, with the backing of international organizations to preserve the peace of the region and eradicate any attempted terrorist actions.

“Venezuela rejects the infamous and immoral document cynically called “Report on Terrorism”, published today by the US State Department, in which they seek to disqualify Venezuela’s commitment in the global fight against terrorism,” he stressed.

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In the same way, the communiqué notes the double standards of the United States, in accusing Venezuela of not taking measures against terrorism, when just two months ago, an attempt by maritime incursion of mercenaries was neutralized by Venezuelan authorities, “including among them two former US military veterans.” Considerable evidence points to the White House as the main organizer of such a mercenary and terrorist action.

In this sense, Venezuela will continue its denunciations in all international venues to dismantle the various attempts that the US has launched to “sow terror and shock in the Venezuelan people in order to overthrow the legitimate and constitutional government of President Nicolás Maduro,” added the document.

Below the full unofficial (OT) translation of the communique:

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Venezuela rejects the infamous “Report on Terrorism” published by the US Department of State

The Bolivarian republic of Venezuela strongly rejects the infamous document cynically called “Report on Terrorism” published today by the US State Department, in which it again intended to discredit with calumny the commitment of Venezuela in the global fight against terrorism.

Venezuela meets its international commitments in the fight against terrorism, and has the world as a witness that in the particular case of the Colombian conflict, Venezuela is a signatory to the peace treaties and guarantor of its compliance, as stated by the United Nations Security Council.

It seems unusual that the United States intends to accuse Venezuela of not taking sufficient measures against the scourge of terrorism, when just two months ago an attempted maritime incursion of mercenaries, including among them former US military personnel, who followed a plan endorsed by US local allies and supported by the Colombian lackey government, which contemplated the physical elimination of figures from the highest levels of government and sympathizers of the Bolivarian revolution.

A real commitment to the United States’ anti-terrorist fight would include the unequivocal rejection of the use of political violence in Venezuela, the capture and surrender of people wanted by Venezuelan justice and involved in terrorist practices, such as the assassination attempt on August 4, 2018 against President Nicolas Maduro or the so-called Operation Gideon of May 2020.

Venezuela will continue to denounce before all the relevant international venues, the various US attempts to sow terror and commotion among the Venezuelan people, in order to overthrow the legitimate and constitutional government of Venezuela and implant a tutelage coordinated by the same violent actors that represent US interests.

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will continue to defend itself against any attempt to run over its sovereignty, which is why it demands the United States end its arrogant practice of trying to evaluate and qualify the public policies of other countries, as well as its insane practice of using the fight against terrorism for propaganda purposes to justify its plan of aggression against Venezuela.

Caracas, June 24, 2020

(Ultimas Noticias)

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