Maduro Denounces Dangerous Message on Use of Chemical Weapons

A world upside down where right-wing protesters attack a Venezuelan police officer in Caracas/Photo: Reuters
Maduro Denounces Dangerous Message on Use of Chemical Weapons

Maduro warned that these types of messages seek to justify an intervention by the U.S.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro repudiated right-wing mayor of El Hatillo, David Smolansky’s Twitter accusation, where he pointed to the possibility of the government using chemical weapons against its people, adding that the accusation must be thoroughly investigated.

Maduro warned that these types of messages seek to justify an intervention by the U.S. in Venezuela, as happened in Syria where prior to the U.S. missile attack, an intense media campaign was conducted in which the Syrian government was accused of using chemical weapons against its people.

Neither the U.N. nor the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has reported the existence of such weapons in the Arab country.

“Yesterday, a mayor of a municipality in eastern Caracas issued a very dangerous, daring message, trying to accuse me and the government of using chemical weapons against the population. This is serious, especially after what we know that imperialism has done, building a false positive to launch missiles against the people of Syria,” the president said Sunday.

Maduro questioned the actions of the Venezuelan opposition whom he described as selling out the country. “I call on the sensible people of the country. Is this the path you want? There is always time for reflection.”

He recalled the recent attacks by the Organization of American States on the question of Venezuela’s internal policy and the constant threat to invoke the Democratic Charter against the Bolivarian country, and in spite of everything, during the three sessions of the OAS Permanent Council, this proposal was defeated.


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