The UK, France, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal,among a number of countries, have announced their recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president
Domino effect ensues as EU leaders line up to recognise Venezuela’s Guaido
Europe has begun turning its back on Venezuela’s incumbent president, Nicolas Maduro, after he missed his Sunday deadline to call for presidential elections to take place.
One by one, European leaders publicly announced their recognition of National Assembly chief, Juan Guaido, as the country’s interim president.
But according to Reuters, diplomatic sources said Italy blocked a joint EU position to recognise Guido as the interim leader, as the government in Rome is deeply divided over the issue.
Read more at https://www.euronews.com/2019/02/04/domino-effect-ensues-as-eu-leaders-recognise-venezuela-s-guaido
Italy vetoed EU recognition of Venezuelan opposition leader Guaido
4 Feb, 2019
Italy announced the veto at an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers that started on January 31 in Romania, the source said. The statement, which was supposed to be delivered by EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini recognized Guaido as interim president if snap elections were not held.
Read more at https://www.rt.com/news/450594-source-italy-regects-guaido/
EU states’ recognition of Guaido is ‘direct interference’ in Venezuela’s affairs – Kremlin
“Imposing some decisions or trying to legitimize an attempt to usurp power, in our view, is both direct and indirect interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela,” Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, told the media on Monday, while commenting on the recognition of Guaido.
Read more at https://www.rt.com/russia/450625-moscow-eu-guaido-recognition/
Maduro Asks International Community to End US’s Threats of War
4 February 2019
Venezuela will not allow foreign soldiers to invade, President Nicolas Maduro said calling for dialogue with opposition forces during a televised speech Monday.
“Che, Fidel, Chavez, they are our heritage, they give us strength,” the Bolivarian head of state said, reminding the crowd of supporters of the country’s past struggle for independence dating back to the colonial era to present day.
Since the attempted coup on Jan. 23 lead by opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido, the United States has aligned its forces with the self-proclaimed “interim president,” declaring his unconstitutional claim legitimate, triggering similar calls from its allies around the world and in South America.
Read more at https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Maduro-Asks-International-Community-to-End-USs-Threats-of-War-20190204-0025.html