The spokesman for the United States Department of State, Ned Price, ratified the commitment of the Government of Joe Biden to exert all possible pressure until the dictator Nicolás Maduro leaves power and democracy is restored in Venezuela.
“We believe that Maduro is a dictator, that Maduro is corrupt, that Maduro is responsible for the suffering of his people, and we will continue to support the democratic aspirations of the Venezuelan people,” declared the senior State Department official.
Price repudiated that the regime had expelled the European Union ambassador in Caracas.
“Maduro’s regime has removed one of the international champions who defend democracy and human rights of the Venezuelan people. This action will only further isolate Maduro’s regime, and the world remains united in calling for a return to democracy in Venezuela,” he said.
Similarly, the US official indicated that this action against the EU ambassador in Venezuela is in retaliation for the sanctions imposed by the European bloc on 19 people linked to the Maduro dictatorship and its electoral fraud on December 6.
“We are committed to working with our partners in the international community, which includes of course Europe, but also includes partners in this hemisphere, to promote accountability for these human rights abuses,” he said.
Furthermore, Price added “we have seen that human rights abuses continue to increase at the hands of Maduro and his allies. They have used violence to maintain control and further undermine democracy. And the result is that millions of Venezuelans are suffering as a consequence.”
Finally, the Biden administration calls on the international community to strengthen coordination to rebuild multilateral pressure, this should include targeted sanctions against those responsible for corruption and human rights abuses in Venezuela.
“We firmly believe that coordinated action with our allies and partners, in this hemisphere, in Europe, and elsewhere, is crucial to supporting the Venezuelan people in their work to build the democratic future that they so highly deserve,” he ended.