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Venezuela Suspends Accreditation of New Guyanese Ambassador

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro

Caracas, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro ordered the suspension of the steps taken to grant the approval of the Bolivarian Government to the new ambassador appointed by Guyana to this nation, reports the Foreign Ministry here today.

According to the website of the organization, the procedures for acceptance were ongoing, but were frustrated by attacks of the neighboring nation’s foreign minister, Carl Greenidge, from the United States.

Yesterday, the Venezuelan president said on his weekly television program that due to the attacks, he ordered the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Delcy Rodríguez, to stop the process of accreditation requested by the Guyanese Government.

It is nonsense to initiate the diplomatic way of regularization, the appointment and admission of ambassadors and suddenly go to the United States to launch attacks against Venezuela, said the head of state.

Maduro reiterated that Venezuela wants relations with Guyana, but these must be based on respect.

We are a nation of peace and our Essequibo claim (disputed territory with the neighboring country) will always go by way of international law, dialogue and truth, he added.

He also demanded the Guyanese president, David Granger, to adopt a position regarding Venezuela and requested the support of the Caribbean countries to make Caracas and Georgetown reestablish relations of respect.