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Venezuela withdraws Chargé D’Affairs in the United States

2016-03-10

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela announced the withdrawal of the Chargé D’ Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States of America, Mr. Maximilien Sánchez Arveláez, who was appointed Ambassador to this country 18 months ago, but whose agrément was not approved by the administration of Barack Obama.
“I have decided, after 18 months, to withdraw our Ambassador Maximilien Sánchez Arveláiz, who has been performing the duties of Chargé D’Affairs in Washington, and return him to our capital, Caracas”, informed the Head of State from the Mausoleum that holds the last remains of the Liberator Simón Bolívar located in the Venezuelan capital, from which he held an event to commemorate the first anniversary of the Day of Anti-imperialism.
This decision constitutes one of the actions to defend the Bolivarian Homeland from a new aggression carried out from the Government of Barack Obama, who renewed the Executive Order that states Venezuela poses an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.
“If they do not want anything from us, the Bolivarian Venezuela withdraws its ambassador in Washington. We have had enough with the arrogance, the double standards, the intrigues”, indicated the President, who also instructed the Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez to take the necessary measures from within the Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, to reject the renewal of this aggression.
It is important to recall that Executive Order 13.692, signed by the President of the United States and ratified on 03 March 2016, claims the right to interfere in the internal affairs of Venezuela, undermining the principles of independence and sovereignty of the Venezuelan people while violating the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations, as well as the international rule of law; therefore threatening the validity of multilateralism and its mechanisms for protection and guarantee of the principles of non-interference in the internal affairs and sovereign equality.


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