US, OAS Trying To Sabotage Venezuela Talks In Barbados - UN Envoy
UNITED NATIONS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 13th July, 2019) The press conference at the Organization of American States (OAS) with the participation of US Special Representative for Venezuela Elliot Abrams was organized to undermine the results of the Barbados talks, Venezuelan Ambassador to the UN Samuel Moncada told reporters.
On Friday, Abrams and OAS head Luis Almagro held the press conference in at the organization's headquarters in Washington to discuss the human rights situation in the Latin American country. The briefing came a day after Venezuelan government and opposition representatives agreed to engage in permanent peace dialogue as a result of a three-day round of talks in Barbados.
"The only purpose of that press conference is to undermine, to preclude, to prevent, to sabotage the dialogue process that is ongoing right now in Barbados," Moncada said on Friday.
"They are trying to tell the world that they are in charge of this dialogue process, that they do not agree with the dialogue process, that the dialogue process is bound to fail and that the only solution to the situation in Venezuela is foreign military intervention," he added.
Venezuela is experiencing a political-economic crisis that intensified in January after the US-backed Guaido proclaimed himself interim president. The United States soon thereafter started imposing sanctions on Venezuela and froze billions of Dollars worth of Venezuelan assets.