The Russian chancellor announced Moscow’s intention to create a coalition of countries in the UN to ‘counteract’ an eventual US invasion In Venezuela.
“We are mobilizing a group of countries which, like us, respect the Charter of the United Nations to counter these plans”, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, when questioned by the press about a possible US invasion of the Caribbean country.
Lavrov has hoped that this group of countries “enjoys considerable support” in the United Nations (UN) because “it is a very simple thing: to defend the norms and principles” of International Law, fixed in the Charter of the UN.
The head of Russian Diplomacy said that, during his telephone conversation, he asked the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, for Washington not to return to the Monroe Doctrine.
The doctrine of James Monroe, raised in 1823 against European colonialism in the American continent, is summarized in one sentence: “America for the Americans”; nevertheless, later Washington used it to justify its intervention in the countries of the region.
The tensions in Venezuela on Tuesday came back when a small group of military deserters helped in the flight of the opposition leader Leopoldo López from his house arrest. Later, the self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaidó and López announced the beginning of “Operation Libertad” to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro, however, the coup attempt was deactivated.
Pompeo expresses his willingness to launch a military aggression against Venezuela, after failing the last coup attempt in the Caribbean country.
For his part on Wednesday, the US president, Donald Trump, did not rule out the military option against Venezuela and promised that next week Venezuelans will witness several things, some hard; although, he did not offer more details.