The Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro rejected the statements by US officials and accused Donald Trump´s administration of trying colonizing that Latin American nation that has one of the biggest oil reserves in the world.
From Aragua State, Nicolás Maduro highlighted the loyalty by the Bolivarian National Armed Forces of Venezuela (FANB) with the people and its loyalty to the local constitution.
The Venezuelan Head of State accused the US government and the Venezuelan right wing of seeking for a massacre when the last April 30th they tried to carry out a military coup under the deputy Juan Guaidó who is in Contempt and the fugitive Leopoldo López.
The Venezuelan President also announced special measures for the protection of the Venezuelan and Colombian border due to the occurrence of a white flag attacks in the borders, which look for justifying a military intervention.
“There are some white flag attacks that are being set up to justify a foreign military intervention. We are being accused of a military intervention when it is on the other way around as it is Venezuela the one that is being attacked from Colombia, as it was denounced.” He pointed out.
Arrests for Participation in the Coup
During the last hours, the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) determined the responsibility of some deputies who participated in the Coup on April 30 th.
According to Telesue Network Channel, the ones involved are Freddy Francisco Superlano Salinas, Sergio de Jésus Vergara González and Juan Andrés Mejía Szilard said in a press release. The number increases up to 10 the deputies accused of motherland treason, conspiracy, uprising instigation, civil rebellion, crime instigation, usurpation of responsivities, public instigation to law disobedience and hatred.
The also Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin) arrested the deputy Edgar Zambrano due to his participation in the coup attempt in last April 30 th. He is being accused of the motherland treason, conspiracy, uprising instigation, civil rebellion, crime instigation, usurpation of responsivities, public instigation to law disobedience and hatred which are included in the articles number 128, 132, 143, 145, 163, 213, 285. All of them of the Venezuelan Penal Code, respectively and Association that are part and are sanctioned in the article number 37 of the Organic law against the Organized Crime and Financing of Terrorism.
In the same way, the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) of Venezuela approved to eliminate the parliamentary immunity of some deputies of the National Assembly (AN) who are in in Contempt since 2016 due to his participation in the coup. They are Edgar Zambrano Herry Ramos, Luis Florido, Richard Blanco, Marianella Magallanes, Américo De Grazia, Andrés Velázquez and José Calzadilla. That group joined Juan Guadio and the fugitive Leopoldo López who led the coup attempt in April.
The Venezuelan Military staff´s answer to the US South Command
The FANB considered as a blackmail and intimidation the call for insubordination by the chief of the US South Command, Craig Faller who called the Venezuelan military men to define is they are on the side of the people or one a dictator one, while referring to President Maduro.
According to the Venezuelan Ministry of Defense, the FANB reaffirmed its firm and unbreakable position for freedom, peace, sovereignty and independence of a nation before the malevolent ambitions of the US Empire,
The military also demanded not underestimate the military honor of the Venezuelan men and women soldiers.
“The US military spokespersons ignore the Venezuelan national reality, just like their politicians and national reality which sink into their imperiousness, cinism and double standards. “ General Vladimir Padrino, who is the ministry of defense, pointed out on Twitter social network.
By Ana Teresa Badía Valdés