Venezuelan government prepared for repelling any potential US attack: FM
Staff Host Account
/ Categories: Islam Times-English

Venezuelan government prepared for repelling any potential US attack: FM

“We are ready for all scenarios. The first is diplomacy, dialogue, peace,” said Arreaza during a press conference in Moscow on Monday, after meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. The Venezuelan top diplomat also stressed that if the White House “opts for the military path, we have an armed force, a people, a national guard that will be able not just to resist and fight, but also to win.” Arreaza’s remarks came two days after Maduro called on the country’s armed forces to be on standby for any potential US military action against Venezuela. “Be ready to defend the homeland with weapons in your hands if one day the US empire dares to touch this territory, this sacred earth," Maduro said during a televised speech from a base in the northwestern Cojedes state. The South American nation plunged into an unprecedented political turmoil in January when 35-year-old Guaido declared himself as the “interim president” of Venezuela, a bizarre move that received immediate recognition from Washington, which called on its allies to follow suit. The administration of US President Donald Trump has since been mounting economic pressure on Caracas and repeatedly threatened to use military force to topple Maduro’s government, as it has confiscated Venezuela’s US-based oil assets in an attempt to channel revenue from them to Guaido. On Tuesday morning, Guaido, standing near the La Carlota air force base in capital Caracas and surrounded by a group of some 70 members of the armed forces, called for military units to support him in the “final phase” of a plan to end Maduro's “usurpation” of power. The revolt, which received direct support from US National Security Adviser John Bolton and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, sparked two days of clashes between dozens of Guido’s supporters and security forces. Gunfire was heard during the clashes and more than 100 people were reported wounded in what was later revealed to be a US-backed coup against Maduro. The putsch, however, failed as army’s top commanders reiterated their firm support for the incumbent president and put down the coup attempt, which also claimed the lives of several people. At least 25 rebel troopers sought asylum at the Brazilian embassy in capital Caracas in the aftermath of the botched putsch. At the joint presser on Monday, Lavrov, for his part, called on Washington to “abandon its irresponsible plans” in crisis-hit Venezuela, which is currently under harsh US sanctions. Elsewhere in his remarks, Arreaza said Caracas was developing “alternatives to financial trading systems” with its Russian and Chinese allies to “get around the American blockade.” He also confirmed a delegation from Venezuela would participate in an economic forum due to be held in Saint Petersburg next month, adding that President Maduro might lead the delegation. Many Western countries have recognized Guaido as Venezuela's leader but Maduro enjoys the backing of many non-aligned nations such as Russia, China, Turkey and Iran while key state institutions, including the military, still support him.  Maduro has repeatedly accused Washington of masterminding a “coup” against his government, blaming the US for the economic crisis in Venezuela. Washington has a long record of sponsoring “regime change” campaigns in Venezuela and other countries. In 2002, former president Hugo Chavez was ousted for two days in a US-backed coup that was ultimately defeated. Lavrov: US military intervention in Venezuela “catastrophic and unjustified” Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned on Monday that any US military intervention in Venezuela would be “catastrophic and unjustified.” Lavrov made the remarks after a meeting with his US counterpart, Mike Pompeo, in Finland. The two top diplomats met on the sidelines of a meeting of the Arctic Council, where Lavrov told reporters that his meeting had been constructive and that the two top diplomats had made decent progress when it came to discussing strategic nuclear stability.

Link to original article

Previous Article Bahrain’s top court upholds death sentences for 2 anti-regime activists
Next Article Death toll from Israeli strikes on Gaza rises as couple uncovered from rubble: Ministry
Print
29 Rate this article:
No rating

Leave a comment

Add comment

x
«June 2019»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
27
2829
3031
Islamic Channels are Fading out | Save Them

Islamic Channels are Fading out | Save Them

Islamic Channels are Fading out | Save ThemDonate here: Gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/rationalbeliever Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=EN79XRUF35QWL **************************************************************************************************************************************** As'salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh, Dear viewers! As some of you are aware, it’s a couple of months that YouTube has updated its policies by setting the algorithms so that it targets Islamic content and channels. They removed so many Islamic channels from their partner program while almost none of those channels violated any of their policies. With this they try to fade out the Islamic Dawah. Same thing happened to our channel too… It is the third time that our channel is being targeted by YouTube. First they have banned a video worldwide for couple of hours, then they deleted a video with the claim that it violated their terms and conditions while it wasn’t the case... and recently they have demonetized our channel (the only source that could cover a part of our production costs) again by claiming that our content is violating their terms and conditions while in reality we have never promote violence, or produce inappropriate content. It seems like they want to demotivate us so that we stop producing Islamic contents. But by the will of Allah (swt) that will never happen! Indeed production of a professional content needs huge costs and time. A lot of efforts (e.g. providing topics, doing research, providing footage, making narration, recording, graphics, editing & etc...) goes into making only one video. And we alone are not capable of covering the whole costs since we have no more financial source. Therefore we ask you to join and take part in our dawah mission and support our channel in order to continue with even more amazing contents and to help us educate people around the world about the beautiful religion (ISLAM) and make them come closer to Allah (swt). Currently we are unable to create any patreon page due to some problems. But you can donate to the below gofundme and paypal links: For those brothers/sisters who have problem with the donation campaigns for Islamic channels: Just know that Allah is enough for them, it’s about your responsibility for your religion. They didn’t make these channels to make money out of them, for sure if they were looking for money, they would choose some other ways which would make way more money for them. But they chose to serve for their religion. They all try their best and have their own way of presenting the message of Islam… they face huge problems while making those contents which help you and your children. Be with them Support them to spread the truth And be the cause for guidance of masses In Sha Allah In sha Allah your donation will be counted as (Sadaqah Jaariyah) and will get continues rewards since these contents will reach to millions of viewers by the passage of time. If you can't support us financially, please make Dua for us. Jazzak Allahu Khairan, Rational Believer
Read more
1
2
3
4
5
67
8
9
10
11
12131415
16
17
181920212223
24252627282930
1234567