The special representative for Venezuela in the United States Department of State, Elliott Abrams, said that the activation of the Reciprocal Assistance Treaty (TIAR), which will be done this week at the Organization of American States (OAS), does not mean that there will be a military action in Venezuela.
“It is to reunite the consultative body of the Member States to discuss what steps to take. It is wrong to think, some people do it, oh this is military action, this is the invasion”, said the American diplomat.
“If you think about the crisis in Venezuela, it has a great impact on the entire region, starting with the flow of refugees, but also narcotics trafficking and the activity of the FARC and ELN guerrillas and there is the question of dissemination of oppressive undemocratic regimes as opposed to the consolidation of democracy in the region. So we have supported this idea that comes mainly from South American countries to reactivate this consultative body to talk about the ways in which the member countries, signatories of this treaty, the TIAR, can better integrate the responses to the crisis in Venezuela.”
Gustavo Tarre Briceño, ambassador of the legitimate government of Venezuela to the Organization of American States (OAS), announced that on Wednesday, September 11, he will propose the activation of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR).
The diplomat said that the Government of Guaido is preparing a file that shows that the only “danger to the peace of America” is the usurpation in Venezuela, for the presence of terrorist groups, for emigration that is a threat to social and economic stability of neighboring countries in addition to a drama in Venezuela, and the hemisphere is endangered by drug trafficking. “All these elements allow us to summon the Tiar”, he said.