US Ambassador at the UN to prevent the recurrence of the Syrian scenario in Venezuela
Nikki Haley noted that the international community should seek from President Nicolas Maduro to “respect the rights of his people.”
UN, may 17. /Offset. TASS Oleg Zelenin/. The United States does not seek action against Venezuela from the UN Security Council.
This was stated to journalists by the U.S. permanent representative to the world organization for Nikki Haley on the results of the closed meeting of the security Council on the situation in a Latin American country, where ongoing anti-government protests and riots.
“We are not waiting for action by the Security Council,” — said the diplomat. According to her, the US convened a meeting of the security Council to pay attention to the situation in Venezuela and to encourage the Organization of American States to take more resolute efforts towards political settlement of the crisis.
As stated by Haley, at the time of the meeting, it was reported that Venezuelan authorities will transfer 2.6 thousand security forces in the state of Tachira in the North-West of the country where there was major unrest. “The situation is not improving, it is deteriorating,” — said the permanent representative of the United States. According to her, the international community should seek from the President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro to “respect the rights of his people.” Otherwise, the diplomat believes, the situation can develop according to the Syrian scenario.
“We’ve been through in Syria, North Korea, South Sudan, Burundi. Instead of having to wait until there is a serious situation that will require an open debate of the Security Council, why don’t we get ahead of ourselves and prevent a problem before it will appear?” said Nikki Haley.
April in Venezuela are large-scale protests caused by the difficult economic situation, and conflict between the Executive and the legislature. According to non-governmental organizations in the course of them were detained more than 2.3 thousand people, of which more than 700 remain in detention. According to estimates of the opposition, the actions of security forces killed 46 protesters, hundreds injured.
Earlier, British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft said that the crisis in Venezuela may escalate into an armed conflict that would pose a threat to international peace and security.