The WSJ talked about a secret US plan to support regime change in Venezuela
Moscow. 26 Jan. INTERFAX.RU — opposition Leader Juan Guido declared himself acting President on the day after the conversation with Mike Pence.
The administration of Donald trump was a secret plan for the support of the leader of the Venezuelan opposition Juan, Guido, who this week declared himself acting President of the country. This publication reports The Wall Street Journal, citing its sources.
According to the newspaper, Vice-President Michael Pence called Guido and assured him support from Washington when he intercepted the reins from Nicolas Maduro and declare himself interim head of state, citing a provision in the Venezuelan Constitution.
This call launched in the action plan that the U.S. administration had secretly developed over the past few weeks.
Washington coordinated the work with its allies as well as with representatives of opposition of Venezuela.
The next day, January 23, after a conversation with Penny, Guido as the head of the National Assembly (Venezuela’s Parliament) announced the government Maduro is illegitimate and declared himself acting President of the country. As promised, it was immediately supported by Donald trump, calling the legitimate head of state. Shortly afterwards similar statements were made by Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile and some other countries.
As recalled by The Wall Street Journal, Venezuela (along with Iran and North Korea) were among the foreign policy priorities trump almost from the first days of his presidency. He was regularly briefed on the issue and discussed with representatives of his administration’s position in this potentially rich oil country.