The Venezuelan ambassador, Mario Isea, has asked the Spanish government to "withdraw" his recognition to the president of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó, and assume that he "rushed", within the framework of a "deep reflection" that he has also done extendable to the entire European Union. Isea, who has no record of any "official demonstration" by the Executive of Pedro Sanchez on possible repentance, has taken advantage of an appearance before the media at the Embassy's headquarters to ask him to reconsider the recognition of Guaidó as the legitimate president of Venezuela.
"The decision was made on the basis of inaccurate information," said Isea, who has criticized that countries such as Spain in January gave an "ultimatum to a democratic government" to call elections. In this sense, he has suggested a rethinking of the relations that he also hopes to transfer to the Executive Branch that arises from the new composition of the Congress of Deputies.
"What would happen if someone from 15-M had proclaimed himself president at Puerta del Sol?" Asked the representative of Maduro, who nonetheless pointed out that "only" 54 countries have recognized Guaidó as legitimate president and that it has been done by "important countries" such as Russia, China or India.
On the future of Leopoldo López, a refugee in the residence of the Spanish ambassador in Caracas, Isea has insisted that "the Venezuelan Government demands that he be handed over because he is a fugitive from justice", for which "the corresponding diplomatic channels are exhausted" .
"We would never invade an embassy," Isea said, in response to a "respect for international law" that has been missing, for example, in the case of the United States, where the security forces would have orchestrated an "invasion" this week. of the diplomatic legation to give it to the envoys of Guaidó.
Isea explained that he spoke with the Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Ibero-America, Juan Pablo de Laiglesia, before he traveled to Caracas as part of the International Contact Group promoted by the European Union. The delegation, which on Thursday met with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, aims to "explore ideas that could foster dialogue."
According to Isea, "the Maduro government always has its doors open to dialogue", although it does not have information on the exploratory contacts that are taking place in Norway between the Venezuelan regime and the opposition. The ambassador has stressed that the Executive has no "red lines", but stressed that "the limits are set by the Constitution."
Thus, he pointed out that a gesture of "good faith" could be a "preliminary agreement" to lift the "criminal" international sanctions, which he has framed within an "economic war" of which he directly blames the president of the United States, Donald Trump. "If you want to help the Venezuelan people, what you have to do is lift the blockade," he has sentenced.
Trump is, according to Isea, "the madman of the war of this time", and tries to "disguise" with sanctions some damages against the population that "border crimes against humanity". After the punishments, "only the military invasion remains", added the ambassador, critical of the contacts maintained by the Guaidó environment with the Southern Command of the United States.
Isea has called for a "deep reflection" to European countries so that they do not follow the wake of Trump, every time he considers that they "hurt" the policy adopted by the tenant of the White House on hot issues such as Iran, the fight against climate change or the possible claim of damages for expropriations in Cuba.
Embassy and consulates
The Maduro regime estimates that, since 2015, the US blockade has caused losses and additional costs in Venezuela of 130,000 million dollars and calculates that it now has 5,470 million dollars "confiscated" in international banks.
"Of course the blockade causes problems, but our Government resolves them," Isea said when questioned about the possible effects of the sanctions on the functioning of diplomatic representations in Spain. The ambassador has assured that both the Embassy and the five Venezuelan consulates "are working."
Isea has declared that on Tuesday he received the call of a deputy of the National Assembly – an organ controlled by the opposition – to visit Spain, where the documents had been stolen. The next day, a holiday in Madrid, the Consulate gave him "emergency" help so that he could return to Venezuela, he said, without revealing the name of said deputy.