The President of the country, Juan Guaidó, said he was committed to the fight against terrorism that has been installed in Venezuela thanks to Nicolás Maduro’s regime, during a press conference held with the Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, in Colombia this Monday, January 20th.
“We are committed to the fight against terrorism. We are going to adopt the list referred to by President Duque (the European Union and US list of terrorist groups) to provide information, to facilitate concrete actions within the framework of international law”.
Guaidó said that in the case of Venezuela “there is the issue of protection, the Venezuelan dictatorship protects ELN terrorism and its direct and indirect financing with Venezuelan gold, also called blood gold.
He also said that “today terror in Venezuela is generated by the State, terror is generated by the dictatorship over its citizens, but also througout the region.”
He denounced that “in Venezuela today everyone is at risk of being imprisoned or assassinated,” such as Congressman Juan Requesens, the Chief of Staff, Roberto Marrero (detained), or Fernando Albán, who was “assassinated when he was thrown from the 10th floor of the Sebin.”
Before starting the III Hemispheric Ministerial Conference on the Fight against Terrorism, Guaidó, together with President Iván Duque, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and heads of delegations attending the activity, participated in the tribute to the 22 cadets killed a year ago in a terrorist attack at the General Francisco de Paula Santander Police School.
Representatives from Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, USA, and Uruguay attended the III Hemispheric Ministerial Conference on Counter-Terrorism.
From Colombia, the President (e) of Venezuela, and re-elected to the National Assembly chairmanship, once again recognized the “courage” of the deputies in standing firm and unwavering in the defense of the only legitimate and autonomous power in the country today.
“Parliament has resisted with great strength. There is a firm Parliament that did not succumb, there is a Parliament that is confronting the dictatorship,” he said.
On the other hand, he indicated that in the international tour that he will undertake from Colombia, he will seek “international backing and support to confront the dictatorship that has links with terrorism. He ruled out an ideological struggle, and that the country is divided.”
President Guaidó thanked, on behalf of Venezuelans, the support received from allied countries to advance in the fight for Venezuela’s freedom, he commented that “it will not be in vain”.