Venezuela requested UN Security Council discussion on attempted invasion

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Venezuela asked the chairman of the UN Security Council to hold a discussion in the Security Council of the situation with a recent attempt to invade the Bolivarian Republic, follows from a letter from Venezuelan Permanent Representative to the UN Samuel Moncada.

The Interior Minister of Venezuela said on May 3 that authorities had prevented the naval invasion of Colombian fighters by speedboats from the state of La Guaira. The head of the constituent assembly of the country said that eight attackers were killed. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stated that the purpose of the invasion was to kill him, and among the detained participants in the attack were two U.S. citizens, whom he called the personal protection of the American president. The US and Colombian authorities said they were not related to these events.

“I would like to respectfully ask you, as chairman of the UN Security Council, that this body urgently hold discussions that may be necessary in order to: a) recognize that the aggression committed by the governments of Bogota and in Washington against Venezuela from 3 until May 4, 2020, was an armed attack that threatened the peace and security of our people and the country; and b) issue a clear statement condemning and prohibiting the use or threat of use of force in all its forms and manifestations against Venezuela s,” the letter says, a copy of which is at the disposal of RIA.

The document notes that “on October 16, 2019, Deputy Juan Guaido (the leader of the Venezuelan opposition who illegally proclaimed himself the country’s president – ed.) Signed a contract with US citizen Jordan Goodro.” According to the authors, Gudrow, “who presented evidence that he was a member of the personal security service of US President Donald Trump , is a former member of the US Army special forces and currently holds the position of Director General of PMC Silvercorp USA.”

According to the author of the letter, Goodro’s tasks included planning, training, equipping and carrying out an invasion of mercenaries in Venezuela . “To this end, Deputy Juan Guaido agreed to pay $ 212.9 million to Silvercorp USA,” the letter said. It notes that he would use funds from accounts “stolen from Venezuela by the US government and stored in banks located in the United States.”

This agreement, according to the author of the letter, which is valid for 495 days from the moment of its signing, proclaims as its goal “leaving / removing the current Venezuelan regime and the emergence / establishment of a recognized Venezuelan government” by “neutralizing” President Nicolas Maduro and the remnants of the “former regime”, to secure the appointment of Juan Guaido as President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The document said that “the detained American mercenaries and terrorists who had already been tried, recognized their role in the operation and stated that their mission was to: a) kill President Nicolas Maduro; b) take control of two major airports countries; c) guarantee the landing of foreign aircraft in Venezuela; and d) attack the Main Directorate of Military Counterintelligence and the Bolivarian Intelligence Service of Venezuela.” In addition, according to the authors, the detainees stated that the training and logistical base for the preparation of the armed attack “was in Colombia and that they moved out of that country when the military aggression started”.

“The organization of this operation is directly related to the statements and hostilities undertaken by the governments of the United States and Colombia during March of this year, which indicates clear signs of their intention to carry out armed aggression against Venezuela,” the letter said.

“In light of the seriousness of the events described in this document and the dangerous escalation of aggression against my country, let me inform you that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will soon file a lawsuit with the relevant judicial authorities at the international level,” the Permanent Representative writes.

A copy of the letter was sent to the UN Secretary General Anthony Guterres, it says.

Moncada asks to distribute the letter among members of the UN Security Council as an official document.

In Venezuela, in early 2019, mass protests began against President Nicolas Maduro shortly after being sworn in. Juan Guaido, head of the National Assembly, an opposition-controlled, proclaimed himself the interim head of state. A number of Western countries led by the United States announced the recognition of Guaido. In turn, Maduro called the head of parliament a US puppet. Russia, China , Turkey and several other countries supported Maduro as a legitimate president.

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