On the basis of the primary responsibility of the Security Council of the United Nations (UN), the ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela before this multilateral organization, Samuel Moncada, questioned on Thursday the refusal of the US government to approve a resolution that prohibit the use of the threat of force in the Venezuelan case.
“Do you know why they do not? Because President (Donald) Trump continues to publicly threaten the Venezuelan people with the ‘military option’. It is immoral and irresponsible to allow an entire people to be extorted in total violation of international law and the Charter of this Organization”, said the diplomat during the consideration of the draft resolutions of the main United Nations body on “the situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela”.
In his rigorous intervention, Ambassador Moncada demanded from the Security Council a clear pronouncement condemning and prohibiting the use of military force, in all its forms and ways against Venezuela.
He warned, in this context, about the attempts of the US government to induce an “indirect and mercenary war” with irregular armed groups in the South American country.
Similarly, he claimed that spokesmen for the administration of Donald Trump are currently creating a narrative about an absurd amount of alleged deserters of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (Fanb), with the aim of justifying the formation of a so-called “Liberation Army of Venezuela” in Colombian territory.
“Everything with the intention of infiltrating our country and destroying the peace of our nation. The organizers of this criminal armed group, make public boast in the Colombian media with total impunity”, he warned.
The complicity of the United Kingdom
The Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations also denounced the complicity of the United Kingdom in the war plans of Washington against Caracas.
In this sense, he revealed that the British government located last Saturday a warship about 40 miles from the Bolivarian Republic, whose presence in the place has not yet been justified.
“For that same reason, the United States boasted about the movement of troops in Colombian territory, near our border, while at the same time threatening to kill our Head of State”, he emphasized.
The Venezuelan Ambassador also evidenced the economic war that, as he argues, overwhelms the oil country, constituting a flagrant violation of the Charter of the United Nations.
“It is illegal to commit acts of economic war against our country, violating the human rights of our people, using them as hostages in a calculated cruelty policy, in total violation of the Charter of the United Nations, and at the same time, hide the responsibility of the main agents of crime, that is, the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom”, he explained.
The diplomat also warned of the “massive extortion operation” against countries that are legally trading with Venezuela.
“This Security Council must ensure compliance with international law against the use of international economic institutions as a weapons of mass destruction by the United States and the United Kingdom”, he added.
The Colombian territory as a platform for aggression
Ambassador Samuel Moncada criticized the silence of the international community in the face of violent acts that occurred last weekend from Colombian territory to Venezuelan territory.
“That aspect of international violence, which is the responsibility of this Security Council, has been deliberately ignored. The government of Colombia has not yet presented the protocols and photographs that it threatened several days ago to prove that it was a ‘humanitarian operation’ and not an operation of aggression”, he added, referring to the events that took place in the Colombian-Venezuelan border, when an attempt was made to force the entry into Venezuela of a supposed “humanitarian aid” that had been denounced in Caracas as a front to intervene in the Bolivarian country.
Ambassador Moncada stressed that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela currently maintains a state of peace, preserved by the government of President Nicolás Maduro, and demanded the Security Council to defend the principles of the founding Charter of the UN: respect for the sovereignty, political independence, territorial integrity, non-intervention in internal affairs, the right to self-determination of peoples, the legal equality of States and the right to peace.