The statements of the spokesman of the White House National Security Council, John Kirby, caused alarms and sharpened the perceived future, after the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice to approve the disqualification for 15 years of the member of the opposition María Corina Machado.
During a press conference, the senior US official threatened sanctions and said “we have options at our disposal.”
Kirby warned the Government of Nicolás Maduro on Monday that it has until April to fulfill the agreements reached with the opposition in Barbados before the United States makes decisions on sanctions.
“I’m not going to advance any of them at this time, but we certainly have options in terms of sanctions and the kinds of things we can do. “They have until April,” he said threateningly.
Accordingly, the decision of the US Office of Foreign Assets Control was added, which reported the renewal of License 43 on October 18 last year.
This document gave a limited permit for six months to the Venezuelan General Mining Company to carry out transactions for the production and marketing of its gold, and now it has been changed based on the decision of the TSJ with the right-wing politicians .
The anger was felt through a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejecting attempts at blackmail and interference in the internal affairs of the Government of the United States, which it said was an ultimatum against the entire Venezuelan society.
He indicated that through “coercion and threats,” Washington intends to impose a coup, ignore the institutions of the Republic, use new coercive measures and destroy the Venezuelan economy and the well-being of the people. this.
The note “completely and without hesitation” rejects the neocolonialist interventionism that the United States is trying to impose against an independent country that fully exercises its national sovereignty and has the right to choose its own destiny.
He criticized that this attack has the support of “sectors of the oligarchy, of the big names, involved in previous calls for the imposition of illegal sanctions affecting the national, regional and global economy.”
The Bolivarian Republic affirmed that “it will not send any blackmail” and stated that its institutions will continue to obey the laws and the national Constitution, in accordance with the order received by the Venezuelan people.
The Parliament also completely rejects any interference in the internal affairs of the Bolivarian Republic and any form of ultimatum to the Government of the United States.
The highest body of Legislative Power unanimously approved by parliamentarians from both groups an agreement rejecting any decision that seeks to undermine sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and self-determination.
He rejects and completely rejects any form of ultimatum coming from the US government, which “sounds the applause of violent extremism” in the surnames of the national oligarchy of the fascist extreme right.
He also affirmed the support for the agreements in Barbados on October 17, 2023 for the holding of presidential elections this year, in accordance with what is laid down in the Constitution.
The text immediately calls for a large national dialogue table, “broad and inclusive,” with the purpose of jointly developing a proposal for a presidential electoral schedule that can be quickly presented to the Electoral Branch.
It includes a call to all economic, political, social, business factors, parties, pre-candidates, civil society and social movements, public servants, workers, students, academics, intellectuals, indigenous people, Afro-descendants, women’s organizations, etc. .
The president of the Parliament, Jorge Rodríguez, proposed to all sectors of political and social life in the country to go to the National Electoral Council next Monday to propose a date for the presidential elections.
William Castillo, Vice Minister of Anti-Blockade Policies of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, is categorical in saying that the opponent María Corina Machado is a woman in Washington and they intend to impose sanctions on her.