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DIPLOMACY | Maduro insisted on the need for respect

Venezuelan FM rules out problems with the US to reappoint ambassadors

Venezuela-US diplomatic relation is at a standstill. Both countries recalled their ambassadors in 2010. Venezuelan Foreign Minister and Executive Vice-President Nicolás Maduro said that Hugo Chávez's Government advocates equity-based relations among States and condemns "interventionism in domestic affairs"

EL UNIVERSAL
Tuesday November 13, 2012  12:50 PM
Referring to the US-Venezuela relation, Venezuela's Foreign Minister and Executive Vice-President Nicolás Maduro asserted, "We have no problem in reappointing ambassadors on the basis of clear principles that must be agreed upon and duly respected by the US Government."

Maduro's comments came in an interview with state-run television channel Venezolana de Televisión (VTV). He stressed that Hugo Chávez's Government advocates equity-based relations among States and condemns "interventionism in domestic affairs."

Venezuela-US diplomatic relation is at a standstill despite the fact that Caracas sells nearly one million oil barrels per day to Washington. Both countries recalled their ambassadors in 2010.

US President Barack Obama has said that Venezuela is not a threat despite its ties with Iran.

Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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