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Venezuela says it would make sense for US to restore ties

Press TV – September 19, 2019

Venezuela says it would make sense for the United States to restore diplomatic ties with the elected government in Caracas as Washington has failed to install an opposition figure as Venezuela’s leader.

Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez told reporters in Caracas on Wednesday that it would be reasonable for the US “to restore diplomatic contacts and dialog with the government” of President Nicolas Maduro.

Washington is left with “a single path,” having failed to remove Maduro from power, and that is “negotiation and diplomatic communication,” Rodriguez said.

In January, obscure opposition figure Juan Guaido unilaterally declared himself the “interim president” of Venezuela, winning the recognition of Washington.

Later, he attempted an abortive coup against Maduro’s government, again with support from the United States.

However, even the opposition groups that had sided with Guaido have been breaking ranks with him, joining talks that the government has opened to resolve differences peacefully.

On Monday, the representatives of several opposition parties concluded an agreement with Maduro’s top aides, including Rodriguez.

Meanwhile, an increasingly isolated Guaido has ruled out continuing talks with the government that Norway has been brokering.

Venezuela broke off relations with the US after Washington recognized Guaido as “interim president” on January 23.

The US has imposed several rounds of sanctions on Venezuela, confiscated its state oil assets based in the US, channeled revenue from them to Guaido, and has hinted at the use of force to remove Maduro.

September 19, 2019 - Posted by | Aletho News | ,

4 Comments »

  1. The only “sense” that counts in this nonsensical world is Trumpsense. Trump, his base and those using his vainglorious personality flaws and myriad other disorders for their own opportunistic, malign purposes have caused the world to be in grave danger. Venezuela is one flashpoint; Cuba another; Palestine is always the ultimate flashpoint. Too bad that I and most sane earth residents are reduced to open-mouthed, disbelieving observer status and anguish at “what’s next?”

    Yes, by all means: let us help Venezuela for a change rather than Trump-Bolton-Abrams-Pompeo-style berate it, sanction it, and push it deeper into immiseration. Let us stop being fools and scofflaws of the first magnitude.

    PressTV and Aletho News: Thank you!

    Comment by roberthstiver | September 19, 2019 | Reply

  2. Mr Maduro should be very careful when it comes to the USA. He will be very aware of what happened to his predecessor Hugo Chavez who was ousted in a Coup, he was released from Jail by the Venezuelan people and restored to power, but, mysteriously died of Cancer. It is fair to say in the circumstances that he was killed by CIA Jackals.
    The Guaido Coup failed dismally, but, when Coups fail the alternative is “Removal by Jackals(of the CIA).

    The CIA doesn’t give up easily, when it wants another Nations Resources……..

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | September 20, 2019 | Reply

  3. We have no problem – at least visible- with European or Asian socialist or communists. What’s the problem closer to home?

    Comment by GGH | September 20, 2019 | Reply

    • What an excellent observation/question! I guess I might sarcastically add: We have no problem with (gasp!) socialism right here in the good ol’ ‘homeland’…as long as it benefits the “right” “elite” users of it and as long as the word itself is never uttered.

      Comment by roberthstiver | September 20, 2019 | Reply


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