European Commission: Accusations against Maduro are in line with US policy

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BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – Washington’s accusations against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro are in line with the US policy of pressure in the face of the crisis in the Caribbean country, a European Commission source said at a press conference in Brussels.

On March 26, the Administration of US President Donald Trump accused Maduro of being part of a mafia dedicated to drug trafficking, offering 15 million dollars as a reward to whoever gives information that facilitates his capture, and another 10 million for other high Venezuelan leaders mentioned in the accusation. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza called the accusations “a new form of coup d’état”.

“The US adopted measures to increase pressure in the context of the political crisis in Venezuela, we understand that this decision is in line with its policy,” said the source of the European institution.

He stressed that Brussels advocates a political solution to the crisis based on internal consensus.

“A lasting solution can be achieved only by a political and democratic decision approved by all Venezuelan parties,” he stressed.
According to the European source, that decision must also include the organization of elections.
Another problem that, according to Brussels, exacerbates the political crisis in Venezuela is the spread of the coronavirus.

“Venezuela faces a great challenge in light of the coronavirus spreadMore than ever, your people need politicians to reach an agreement to organize supplies of international humanitarian aid, “said the source.

Venezuela is going through a political crisis that worsened on January 23, 2019, when the opposition Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself “president in charge” of the country.

President Nicolás Maduro branded Guaidó’s statement as an attempted coup and held the United States responsible for orchestrating it.

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