The presence of foreign diplomats, including German Ambassador Daniel Kriener, at Caracas Airport on Monday probably “contributed” to Guaido’s not being arrested by Venezuelan authorities, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said.

“There was information that [Guaido] was meant to be arrested there, and I think the presence of various ambassadors contributed to helping prevent this arrest,” Maas said, speaking to reporters in Berlin on Thursday, according to AP.

The remarks follow Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza’s announcement on Wednesday that Germany’s ambassador to Venezuela had been given 48 hours to leave the country for his “interference in the country’s internal affairs.” In a statement, Arreaza called Kriener’s behaviour “a clear violation of the norms of diplomatic relations.”

Venezuela Declares German Envoy Persona Non-Grata Over ‘Interference in Internal Affairs’
Heiko slammed Caracas’ decision, calling the expulsion an “incomprehensible decision” and adding that Europe’s support for Guaido was “unwavering.”

On Thursday, an EU Foreign Affairs spokesperson voiced the bloc’s “regret” with Caracas’s decision to expel Kriener and urged the authorities to reconsider.

Guaido himself called the Venezuelan government’s move a “threat against Germany,” insisting that the German ambassador should stay in the country illegally and calling on Berlin to tightened sanctions against Caracas.

The opposition leader arrived in Caracas on Monday following a trip abroad to several nations in the region.

Germany endorsed US sanctions against Venezuela last week, with authorities promising to lobby the EU to adopt further restrictions against the country in the near future.

Berlin joined Washington in recognising Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s leader after the opposition figure proclaimed himself the country’s interim president on January 23.

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Canada, multiple Latin American nations, and other European powers also offered support for Guiado’s takeover bid. Russia, China, Bolivia, Turkey and Iran, among other countries, voiced their support for the Venezuelan government, urging outside powers not to interfere in the Latin American country’s internal affairs.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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Guaidò,aka Guido, kind a’ reminds me off an Obama in salsa hispanica!!

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Probably wishful thinking. Maduro knows well that the Trump bunch of neocons are looking for any excuse they think the U.S. public will swallow to “bomb Venezuela bock to the stone age” so they can steal its vast oil resources.
Besides, their prostitute is very good at making a braying a*s out of himself on his own.

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The German government are mangy dogs of Zio-American imperialism just like Guaido himself. Traitors and enemies of their own peoples who deserve an express ticket to h**l.

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It is not the government. No matter which government it is, Germany, as a still occupied country, does not have much room for maneuver. As an educated person you should know that. But, obviously, you’re not.

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You missed the point, my highly educated friend. In no way did I imply that the German government was sovereign. Quite to the contrary, indeed, I called them “dogs of Zio-American imperialism”. And if working in the service of a foreign power to the detriment of one’s own people isn’t treason, then what is? But if what you’re trying to tell me is that they actually mean good but simply “do not have much room for maneuver”, then I must doubt your own level of education.

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Ah, diplomats job is not to interfere in internal affairs. South/Central America joke : Q : Why there never was a coup in Washinton? A: No US embassy!

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This is turning into Ukraine 2.0 as it is played out in the same scenarios, watch for those deadly indiscriminate snipers on the roofs of Caracas

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Typically, Germany isn’t sovereign. They still have to follow the commands what the ‘victorious’ allies after WW2 want her to. (Heiko Maas is a coward.) As the strongest European economic powerhouse, this means that all continental Europe countries must nolens volens follow Germany with its imposed, exclusively Atlantic politics. But look at Greece, Norway, Switzerland, and Italy, they do not agree with D.C.’s politics regarding Venezuela. A glimmer of hope. Especially with Italy within the EU. Right so Italia. #HandsOffOfVenezuela