Chinese, Indian and Russian foreign ministers voiced their opposition to US military action in Venezuela on Wednesday 27, following a meeting in the Chinese city of Wuzhen.
“The nature of the Venezuela problem is Venezuela’s internal affairs,” China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. “When each country handles the Venezuelan issue, we should … uphold the principle of non-interference in internal affairs, oppose the use or threat of military force, and uphold the standards of basic international relations.”
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov echoed his Chinese counterpart’s comments on military intervention:
“We are watching closely the reports about what is really happening there. We see how absolutely brazen attempts have been taken to artificially create a pretext for military intervention,” Lavrov said. “We hear direct threats from Washington that all options remain on the table. The actual implementation of these threats is pulling in military equipment and training [US] special forces.”
Lavrov added that the recent attempts to break through the Venezuelan border under the pretext of delivering humanitarian aid have been made “in hopes that there will be casualties.”
“Then hysterical screaming will follow under the well-known scenario and an attempt of military intervention will be carried out,” he said.
“It’s no coincidence that Brazil’s leadership has already stated that it won’t participate in this and provide its territory for the US for aggression against Venezuela,” he noted. “I believe that no Latin American country, including members of the so-called Lima Group, actively calling for an early presidential election and supporting [self-proclaimed president] Juan Guaido, has voiced support for military intervention.”
Russia has been actively cooperating with all countries that are also concerned over the looming prospect of a military action, Lavrov noted.
During the meeting Indian, Chinese and Russian foreign ministers also discussed a wide range of other topics related to the situation in Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa. However, the most important thing is that it seems that the US appears to be unable to form a coalition for military intervention in Venezuela.
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