Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has slammed Washington’s belligerent rhetoric against his country in an open letter addressed to the American people.
Maduro published an image of the letter on his official Twitter account, saying it would be delivered to the White House to demand respect for Venezuela’s “inalienable right to Peace.
In the letter, Maduro denounces US President Donald Trump’s aggressive statements against him – which include branding Maduro an illegitimate dictator and hinting at a military intervention.
Comparto la “Carta Abierta al Pueblo de los EE.UU.”, que está siendo firmada por el pueblo libre de Venezuela y el mundo. Vamos a entregarla en la Casa Blanca para exigir el respeto a nuestro derecho irrenunciable a la Paz. pic.twitter.com/o4VHdZpxQh
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) February 8, 2019
They want to invade and intervene in Venezuela – they say, as they said then – in the name of democracy and freedom. But it’s not like that. The story about the usurpation of power in Venezuela is as false as the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Maduro accuses Trump of “disrupting noble dialogue initiatives,” which are promoted by Uruguay and Mexico and backed by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and aim to “a peaceful solution and dialogue favorable for Venezuela.”