Earlier Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro stated that Colombia was planning “new attacks” towards the nation’s navy with the assistance of “trained mercenaries”. The diplomatic relations between the 2 states had been reduce off in February 2019.
Venezuela is providing a $500,000 reward for dependable data on three “Colombian agents” stated to be concerned in “terrorist conspiratorial plans” to assault the nation’s democracy, in line with President Nicolas Maduro’s broadcast on Venezolana de Televisión on Tuesday.
The three people – described as “officials of the Intelligence Directorate of the Government of Colombia” – are believed to have hyperlinks to alleged efforts to disrupt the set up of Venezuela’s new National Assembly (AN).
The purported plans, dubbed “Operation Boycott the AN”, had been stated to be supported by Spanish elites from Madrid and financed by the federal government of Colombian President Iván Duque. And, in line with Maduro, on the forefront of their execution is claimed to be Venezuela’s opposition chief Leopoldo López, who’s at present dwelling in Spain.
According to Carmen Meléndez, Minister of People’s Power for Internal Relations, Justice and Peace, the “terrorist actions” had been set to be unveiled from 27 December onwards, because the nation prepares to swear in a brand new National Assembly for 2021 to 2026 after parliamentary elections on 6 December.
The minister argued that malign efforts wished to focus on navy and police items, in addition to governors.
The Venezuela’s president introduced that he had instructed Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza to contact his Spanish counterpart in a bid to enlighten him on this “unconstitutional plan”.
This comes simply days after Maduro brazenly accused Colombia of planning “new attacks” towards the nation’s navy with “trained mercenaries”, one thing he stated had Duque’s clear help. In December, the president argued that he had learnt concerning the plot to assassinate him in the course of the parliamentary elections, one thing that prompted the nation’s president to modify polling stations.