Venezuela rejects decision of European governments to comply with the coup plan executed by the US

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela expresses its strongest rejection for the decision made by some governments of Europe, in which they officially embrace the strategy of the US administration to overthrow the legitimate Government of President Nicolas Maduro elected by the Venezuelan people in sovereignty, freely and democratically.

The Venezuelan people’s sovereignty is not subject to any kind of recognition by any foreign authority, much less after 200 years of having broken the colonial chains, thanks to the independence campaign led by the Liberator Simon Bolívar.

The degree of subordination of these governments to the warmongering policy by the current United States administration against Venezuela is alarming. Such policy undermines the peace and stability of the entire region.

In this light, we denounce that this decision blatantly violates the principles and practices governing diplomatic relations, setting a dangerous precedent for the peaceful coexistence among nations.

We warn that these governments are biased in favor of the most extreme sector of the Venezuelan right wing, acting under the guidance of Washington, desperately seeking to take control of the political power that has been denied by sovereign decision of the majority of the Venezuelan people, who expressed their clear democratic will in the presidential elections of May 20th, 2018.

From this moment, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will comprehensively review the bilateral relations with these governments, until they rectify their intention to support the coup plans and return to the path towards strict respect for International Law.

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela urges the European governments to walk the path of moderation and balance, so that they are able to contribute constructively to a political, peaceful and dialogue solution that allows addressing the differences between the Venezuelan political forces.

Caracas, February 4th, 2019