Sunday, November 28

Government of Venezuela interrupts dialogue with the opposition

The Government of Venezuela interrupts, as a result of the extradition to the US of Alex Saab -presumed frontman of Nicolás Maduro-, the dialogue that was taking place with the opposition since last August 13 and whose fourth session was to begin today, October 17, in the Mexican capital.

The announcement was made yesterday by the president of the Legislative Assembly and head of the official delegation for dialogue, Jorge Rodríguez, who blamed the US, Colombia and the opposition for this situation.

“Our delegation announces that it suspends its participation at the negotiating table; Consequently, we will not attend the round that was to begin tomorrow, October 17, in Mexico City as a profound expression of our protest against the brutal aggression against the person and the inauguration of our delegate Álex Saab ”, said Rodríguez.

Saab, detained on June 12 of last year in Cape Verde at the request of the US in a money laundering case, he was recently appointed a member of the Venezuelan government’s negotiation team, who also defends him as a diplomat.

Rodríguez, who was in the company of the entire government delegation, described the extradition as an “illegal action” that “violates” international law.

In addition, he blamed the Government of Iván Duque, the United States and the opposition “led by Juan Guaidó and Leopoldo López” for the “aggression” against Venezuela.

“This illegal and inhumane action, harmful to international law constitutes a new act of aggression by the US,” he added.


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