Nicols Maduro cuts off the ability to the Argentine embassy in Caracas for sheltering a number of opponents | EUROtoday

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The distant duel between the presidents Javier Miley y Nicols Maduro leveled up this Tuesday with a harsh assertion from the Argentine Foreign Minister after the energy outage on the embassy in Caracas, the place Venezuelan opposition leaders got refuge.

“With the support of the inviolability enshrined in article 22 of the Vienna Convencin on diplomatic relations, of which Argentina y Venezuela are signatories, (Argentina) has welcomed political leaders of the opposition at the official residence of the Argentine embassy in Caracas”, confirmed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Argentine late at night time.

“The Argentine Republic, “rooted in its historic vocation to advertise and safeguard elementary human rights, and exercising its efficient dedication on this regard, expresses its concern on the deterioration of the institutional scenario and the acts of harassment and persecution directed towards political figures of Venezuela,” it adds. the statement, which directly challenges the Venezuelan head of state.

Buenos Aires expresses to Caracas its “concern” about the power outage at the embassy and warns “about any deliberate motion that endangers the security of Argentine diplomatic personnel and Venezuelan residents below safety.”

According to Argentine media, the five leaders sheltered in the embassy are from the opposition leader's team. Mara Corina Machado, whose presidential candidacy was blocked by the regime.

The Milei government expressly urges Maduro to “make sure the safety and well-being of the Venezuelan individuals” and to “name clear, free, democratic and aggressive elections, with out proscriptions of any variety.”

Argentina does not have an ambassador in Caracas, and the Milei government has no intention of appointing any. The diplomatic legation functions at the level of chargé d'affaires.

On Monday, the Argentine government joined its counterparts in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay to express in a joint statement “its severe concern on the info linked to persistent impediments within the registration within the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela of presidential candidates earlier than the National Electoral Council, lower than 24 hours earlier than the tip of the established deadline”.

In turn, the former president Mauricio Macri (2015-2019), stated that “freedom and democracy now not exist in Venezuela” and called “the individuals of Venezuela to unite and stand up towards the dictatorship of Nicols Maduro and his accomplices.”

The relationship between Buenos Aires and Caracas has been deteriorating at an accelerated pace since the arrival of the ultra-libertarian Milei to power. Two weeks ago, tension had already risen following the Caracas regime's prohibition on Argentine planes flying over its territory.

“What are you able to count on from a rustic run by a dictator?” the spokesman for the Argentine presidency asked rhetorically. Manuel Adorni, in a television appearance.

“There is a purpose that tens of millions of individuals have left Venezuela in recent times. It is obvious that paradise shouldn’t be in Venezuela,” added Adorni, who was thus reacting to a harsh attack hours earlier on social networks by Yvan Gil, chancellor of Venezuela. Venezuela.

“The neo-Nazi authorities of Argentina shouldn’t be solely submissive and obedient to its imperial grasp, but it surely has a “board-faced” spokesperson: Mr. Manuel Adorni pretends to disregard the results of his acts of piracy and theft towards Venezuela, which have been warned repeatedly earlier than the felony act dedicated towards Emtrasur“.

“Venezuela workouts full sovereignty in its airspace, and reiterates that no plane, coming from or heading to Argentina, will have the ability to fly over our territory, till our firm is duly compensated for the damages triggered, after the unlawful actions carried out, solely with a purpose to please their northern guardians.”

The case of Boeing 747 of the Venezuelan company Emtrasur is at the origin of the renewed tension between the Milei government and the Maduro dictatorship.

The machine was detained by the Argentine authorities on June 8, 2022, after being stranded due to lack of fuel at the international airport of Ezeiza, at the doors of Buenos Aires. The plane was carrying Venezuelan and Iranian crew members. Two months after taking office, Milei gave the green light to the request of the American justice system to send the plane to Miami.

Argentina's relations with Iran are especially complex: Argentine justice considers it proven that Iran promoted the 1992 attacks against the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires and in 1994 against the Jewish mutual AMIA, which left 115 dead.

Maduro's decision especially affects Aerolíneas Argentinas, which today does not have flights to Caracas, but whose routes to Punta Cana, Miami and New York s fly over Venezuelan territory. The detour over the Guyanas implies a cost and extra flight time. All aircraft with Argentine registration are prohibited from Venezuelan airspace.