in view of the escalating conflict between the United States and the Venezuelan head of state Nicolas Maduro, the remaining U.S. Embassy staff, has left the South American country. All remaining employees were out of state, informed the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Thursday on Twitter.
The United States had announced on Monday, the rest of the staff to be deducted. The presence of the diplomats in Venezuela that restrict the possibilities of US policy, it was said to the grounds. The formulation caused renewed speculation about a military Intervention. The US government had recently reiterated the point: "All options are on the table."
Shortly after the US announcement referred to Maduro, employees of the country and gave them 72 hours to leave the country. The German Ambassador Daniel Kriener was declared because of the allegation of interference in the internal Affairs of Venezuela by the government in Caracas to the undesirable Person and expelled from the country. Because of the difficult living conditions and the deteriorating security situation, Germany reduced its Embassy staff in Caracas.
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Pompeo said that it was looking forward to the return to a "free and democratic Venezuela". The Minister appealed on Thursday in a video message to the people in Venezuela: He promised the people in the distressed country's humanitarian aid and accused Maduro, to block aid deliveries. The United States would work together with Brazil, Colombia and other countries in the Region, for democracy in Venezuela.
"How cynical," retorted the Venezuelan foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza on Twitter. "You block our economy, threatening us with the use of force, attack our supply systems, companies, and governments are under pressure not to cooperate with us, steal the wealth of the Venezuelan people, and then you come up with something," he wrote on Pompeos message.
Maduro had already been canceled in January, the diplomatic relations of the United States. He was responding to the support of Washington for his adversary Juan Guaidó, the on 23. January to the interim President had declared. A majority of the American diplomats then left Venezuela, a small occupation, however, remained in the Embassy in Caracas.
Maduro's supporters denounce the resistance against a change of government
Although Guaidó is already recognized by many countries as the legitimate President, he could not win in a power struggle with the Maduro so far, the upper hand. The leadership of the powerful military still holds to the socialist head of state. After a days-long power outage, for which the government is supposedly of the United States and the Opposition planned cyber attack responsible, initiated by the General Prosecutor's office opened a new investigation for Sabotage against Guaidó.
"Who is doing in Venezuela politics and thinks differently, whose freedom and lives are in danger," said Guaidó in a Thursday Interview published by the British TV channel BBC. "So far, but there is no security organ dared to take me. I have great restraint, you are afraid of the people.“
The leader of the opposition, stressed, continue on the resignation of Maduro, the appointment of a transitional government and free elections. He wants to move soon in the presidential Palace Miraflores, he must ensure, however, that the pressure on Maduro and his supporters not to lose hope. "I was supposed to be for two months to organize the Transition and really free elections," complained Guaidó in the BBC Interview. Maduro was hampering the reconstruction of the Oil industry, the creation of jobs and humanitarian aid.More about
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Maduro's supporters fierce resistance against a change of government announced. "Choose the day and hour when you want to go to Miraflores to come," said the senior government official Freddy Bernal in the direction of Guaidós. "The people will expect you to defend Nicolás with the weapons of peace and love." (dpa)