U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jon Piechowski said the U.S. has “many more measures” against Nicolas Maduro’s regime.
“We have many more measures against Maduro, we will apply them when we decide to apply them,” Piechowski said during an interview with VPItv media.
Likewise, the US representative assured that Nicolas Maduro’s regime should not have a seat in the United Nations, much less in the Human Rights Council.
“Venezuela and the Nicolas Maduro regime should not be in the Council of Human Rights and that is why we were very public about our position against it. I don’t know what mechanisms exist but the regime has no legitimacy in the Human Rights Council,” he said.
Representatives of the dictatorship are claiming that they do not have the right to vote temporarily due to lack of payment. Piechowski said this is a facade to avoid touching important issues that affect them.
“It is another distraction by the regime because they don’t want to talk about the urgent need of the Venezuelan people and provide relief that is caused by the politics and mismanagement of their government,” he said.
Regarding the full recognition of Juan Guaidó’s interim government at the UN, the representative explained that “international diplomacy is gathering around Juan Guaidó. We have up to 58 countries that recognize him. We will continue our efforts.”
Piechowski concluded by saying that he is surprised by the figures of malnutrition in Venezuela while the regime spends money on arms purchases and bribes to National Assembly deputies.