UN: Venezuela, Maduro attacks the US, Guaidó asks for ‘actions’ – Ultima Ora

(ANSA) – CARACAS, SEPTEMBER 24 – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó virtually intervened on behalf of Venezuela in the 75th general session of the UN: the first to attack United States policy and the second to ask the international community to consider “appropriate actions” to restore freedom to Venezuelans.

In his speech Maduro accused the US of being “a threat to global peace” with its violations of the principles of international law and the United Nations Charter.

“We want to tell the supremacist government in Washington – he later said – that the world is watching it, and that it can still return to the rules of international law, overturning the discredit and malaise that its arbitrariness and arrogance cause”.

By continuing to follow the path of violating the UN charter, he continued, for the US there will be isolation, discredit and condemnation by the peoples “.

For his part, Guaidó, self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, reminded UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of his 2018 statement, according to which “the fundamental principles mean little if they are not applied when necessary”.

The opposing leader then underlined that with the help of international allies, mechanisms of “preventive diplomacy” have been used in recent years, but that “we have almost reached the end of the options available to solve the problem using peaceful and diplomatic mechanisms”.

Therefore, “today I ask the representatives of the member states to take responsibility for assisting the legitimate government of Venezuela in its mission to protect the Venezuelan people, and to consider a strategy that contemplates other options after the diplomatic path is exhausted. the moment – he concluded – for opportune and decisive actions “. (ANSA).