“72 hours for All US Diplomats to Leave the Country”: President Maduro Announces that Venezuela Breaks Relations with the US

Nicolas Maduro said he was breaking off relations with the United States after they recognized Juan Guaido as the interim president of the South American country. The head of state gives 72 hours to American diplomats to leave the country.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on January 23 that he was breaking off diplomatic relations with the United States after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as acting president of the United States. South American country . Speaking to supporters in front of the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, the socialist leader also announced that he was giving 72 hours to American diplomatic staff to leave Venezuela.

“I decided to break diplomatic and political relations with the imperialist government of the United States. Outside ! That they go away from Venezuela, here there is dignity, let’s see! “, Notably proclaimed Nicolas Maduro.

On Twitter, the White House said that “[President] Donald Trump officially recognized Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president.”

In his speech, Nicolas Maduro accused Washington of “coup d’état” and called on the military to remain united and maintain their discipline. “I ask the army, the soldiers of our country, the National Armed Forces, the greatest loyalty, the greatest union, the greatest discipline, we will also win this fight. Loyal always, traitors never! “, He added in front of pro-Maduro protesters.

Thousands of protesters, both opponents and supporters of President Nicolas Maduro, took to the streets of the country on January 23, responding to calls by leaders of both sides.

13 days after the inauguration of Nicolas Maduro, reelected for a second term, the pro-American opponent and president of the National Assembly of Venezuela Juan Guaido proclaimed himself “interim president” of the Latin American country on January 23 .

Several South American countries like Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Paraguay have recognized Juan Guaido as the new leader of Venezuela. Only Mexico and Bolivia for the moment have maintained their support for current President Nicolas Maduro.


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