Permanent Mission of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations


Venezuela rejects interventionist declarations of US President


The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela rejects the interventionist declarations made yesterday by the President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, in the framework of the North American Leaders Summit held in Ottawa.
The interventionist obsession of the US Government is unacceptable. This Government, other than considering Venezuela a threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, pretends to teach the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela about the essential elements of its institutional life.
It is completely contradictory and illogical that the Government of Venezuela is urged to disrespect the rule of law with the only purpose of satisfying the antidemocratic interests of the Venezuela opposition.
Additionally, the double standards of their Human Rights policy is evident, when they unfairly request the release of political prisoners that have committed common crimes and resorted to extreme violence but they keep the longest incarcerated political prisoner in the world, Oscar Lopez Rivera, who is serving a wrongful conviction in the US just for wishing the independence of his country.
Venezuela denounces, to the international community, that national politics have been infiltrated by agents at the service of US centers of power, which have been trained and equipped for the political, economic, and social destabilization; therefore affecting the right to peace and development of the people of Venezuela. Such agents have committed all sorts of crimes with the scope to overthrow the legitimate and constitutional government of Venezuela while disturbing peace in the region.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela ratifies its inalienable right to self-determination and non-intervention in the internal affairs of our country, with the full conviction that we will never take orders from an empire. At the same time, we reiterate our disposition to maintain bilateral diplomatic relations of respect and sovereign equality among States, in compliance with the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations.