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Venezuela names German ambassador ‘persona non grata’ for ‘interference in its internal affairs’

Via RT…

The Venezuelan authorities have declared the German ambassador Daniel Kriener persona non grata over what it called “interference into its internal affairs.”

Germany’s envoy has become the first European diplomat to be expelled from the Latin American state amid the ongoing escalation of tensions between Caracas and Washington and its allies, supporting a self-proclaimed ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido, who challenges the rule of elected leader Nicolas Maduro.

“Venezuela considers its unacceptable that a foreign diplomat … plays a public role on its territory, which is more typical for a political leader, who clearly supports the conspiracy agenda of the extremist parts of the Venezuelan opposition,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement explaining its decision.

Kriener was granted a period of 48 hours to leave the territory of Venezuela, the statement said.

In mid-February, Venezuela also kicked out a team of “interventionist” European parliamentarians, who came to meet with Guaido. Caracas accused them of coming with “conspiratorial purposes” and sent them back upon arrival.

Later the same month, Maduro also broke relations with neighboring Columbia and expelled its diplomats as well. The US envoy and his deputy were sent out of Venezuela back in May 2018 after being accused of allegedly conspiring against the government. The move came after Washington denounced Maduro’s victory in Venezuela’s presidential elections and refused to recognize its results.

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March 7, 2019

Excellent stuff. It’s what Maduro needs to do – act in Venezuela’s interests and always according to International and Venezuelan Law. Firm in his sense of his right to be there, avoiding all temptation to violence and telling them all “the door is open for reasonable discussion”. This approach has a familiar feel. Sort of – er – Russian?. Putin-esque.? As we could say, responding to statements made by some – “Russia will not be helping – no arms, nor Forces will or can go to Venezuelan aid”. Well, there’s more than one way of treating a sick cat –… Read more »

cheryl sanchez
cheryl sanchez
Reply to  Isabella
March 7, 2019

Maduro ACTS LIKE A PRESIDENT with every action he undertakes; Such a disrespectful act.Colonial minded:

cheryl sanchez
cheryl sanchez
March 7, 2019

VENEZUELAN FACTS; 1. THEIR ELECTION SYSTEMS is one of the best in the world according to Jimmy Carter/See Greg Palast who has been visiting Venezuela since 1976 2. The majority of Venezuelans racially are First peoples/ Africans; Small population of imperialist leaning Europeans who wish to RULE BY Divine right. 3.The Munroe Doctrine from 1823 is deeply offensive to South/Centrla Americans. 4. Only country which has given the country’s constitution as a small readable copy to most Venezuelans. One of Chavez legacy’s 5. Venezuela has helped other countries with LOANS, has helped St Lucia with their Health Care System, even… Read more »

March 7, 2019

As German, I support this move – simply brilliant, kick this corrupt shill from the even more corrupt German Regime of collaborators and traitors out.

Guillermo Calvo Mahé
March 7, 2019

Please spell the name of “Colombia” correctly.

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