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DIPLOMACY | Foreign Ministry issued a statement

Venezuela ends rapprochement with the United States

The Venezuelan government criticized Washington's endorsement of the remarks made by United Nations Ambassador Nominee Samantha Power, who voiced concern about the issue of human rights in Venezuela. "Venezuela ends the process initiated in Guatemala talks," Caracas said late Friday in a communiqué

EL UNIVERSAL
Saturday July 20, 2013  08:00 AM
"The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will never accept any interference of any kind in their internal affairs. In view of the State Department's endorsement of the interventionist agenda outlined by ambassador nominee Samantha Power, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela hereby ends the process initiated in Guatemala talks, which were aimed at restoring normal diplomatic relations."

In this way, through a statement, the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Venezuela put an end to the rapprochement initiated by US State Secretary John Kerry and Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elías Jaua.

The communiqué noted, "The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reiterates that, as has been expressed by the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, building a good relationship with the Government of the United States involves practicing mutual respect and full and absolute recognition of the principles of sovereignty and self-determination."

The Venezuelan government criticized Washington's endorsement of the remarks made by United Nations Ambassador Nominee Samantha Power, who voiced concern about the issue of human rights in Venezuela.

"The concerns expressed by the US Government about alleged repression on civil society in Venezuela are unacceptable and unfounded. Conversely, the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela has amply demonstrated that it possesses a strong system of constitutional guarantees to preserve the practice and full respect for fundamental Human Rights, as has been recognized by the United Nations on many occasions and scenarios," the statement added.

"Her disrespectful opinions have been endorsed and supported today (Friday) by the Department of State, thus contradicting the tone and content of the statements made by Secretary of State John Kerry in the meeting held with the Foreign Affairs Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Elías Jaua Milano, in the city of Antigua, Guatemala, last June."

Note of protest

Foreign Minister Elías Jaua said Friday that Venezuela officially lodged a complaint with the US Embassy in Caracas as instructed by President Nicolás Maduro, who on the eve demanded immediate rectification from the White House, Reuters reported.

"We sent a note of protest requiring them to state whether they are willing or not to establish good relations with Venezuela, as Secretary (of State John) Kerry asserted in Guatemala," said Jaua.

The Venezuelan diplomat added that the first thing an aspiring ambassador to the United Nations should do is explaining to the world "the embarrassment of the monitoring and control system."

"We are not going to accept that the plans of the candidate to become the US envoy to the United Nations include interference in Venezuela," Jaua added.
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