27 de mayo de 2017 15:14 PM
Actualizado el 30 de mayo de 2017 08:13 AM
The US government thinks that the call from Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to a national constituent assembly will deepen the crisis in Venezuela, as delivered on Saturday by Michael Fitzpatrick, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, US Department of State.
“That call to a constituent assembly will deepen the crisis; it will create profound distrust between the parties (…) And I think it will worsen the situation,” Fitzpatrick said during an interview with the Ecuadorian press.
“We are very concerned about the reason for the constituent assembly, honestly,” said the head of the US delegation attending the inauguration of Ecuadorian president-elect Lenín Moreno, last May 24.
Venezuela, Fitzpatrick maintained, “has multiple crises and under this circumstance, the call to the constituent assembly will increase the pressure, and polarization is a step backward,” Efe quoted.
Fitzpatrick renewed his government appeal for calm and observance of Venezuelan laws and the Constitution, both by Maduro’s Executive Office and law enforcement officers.