Paris denies the presence of Juan Guaido in its embassy in Caracas

Paris dément la présence de Juan Guaido dans son ambassade à Caracas

Paris | France has denied Friday that the leader of the opposition venezuelan Juan Guaido has taken refuge in its embassy in Caracas, as stated by the head of the diplomacy vénézulienne Jorge Arreaza calling his arrest.

“Mr. Juan Guaido is not the residence (the ambassador) to France in Caracas “, said the spokesperson of the French ministry of foreign Affairs, Agnès von der Mühll.

“It is not in any of our speakers” in Caracas, venezuela, she added, when questioned by the AFP, noting that France had “repeatedly confirmed to the venezuelan authorities”.

The venezuelan minister of foreign Affairs said Thursday that the opponent was in “the embassy of France” and another opponent, Leopoldo Lopez, had found refuge at the residence of the ambassador of Spain.

“We can’t enter the premises of an embassy of any country (…) and make sure that Justice [the] stops to strength,” he added in reference to the inviolability of diplomatic representations.

The attorney-general Tarek William Saab accuses Juan Guaido of masterminding an attempted invasion with the complicity of the United States, the beginning of may, and encourage actions destabilising “in the midst of a pandemic” of the new coronavirus.

“It is a shame for the diplomacy of Spain, it is a shame for the diplomacy of France what happened and they will pay the price very, very soon”, has hammered the head of the diplomacy venezuelan.

On Monday, venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro had already suggested that his rival Juan Guaido could be “hidden in an embassy”.

For “free elections”

In total, 45 people, including two former u.s. soldiers, were arrested for their alleged involvement in this “invasion” missed, which was a landing of men on may 3 at Macuto, within an hour’s drive of Caracas on the caribbean coast. Washington has denied any involvement.

In march, Juan Guaido had already been summoned by the public prosecutor in the course of an investigation for “attempted coup” and “attempted magnicide” against president Nicolas Maduro.

The United States, which qualify the socialist president of “dictator” and wish his downfall, have imposed sanctions on exports of crude from Venezuela, as well as against numerous government and military officials of the country.

Nicolas Maduro, in power since 2013, has on his side the support of Cuba, China and Russia.

Iran also sent a very demonstrative a first oil on may 26, in order to alleviate the difficulties of the local industry, extraction and refining of crude oil, to their knees because of the severe economic crisis in Venezuela.

As France and Spain, some fifty countries in the world recognize Mr. Guaido as acting chairman, rather than Mr Maduro, elected head of State, according to them, in the middle of serious irregularities.

“Only a democratic process and free elections, transparent and credible will (…) permanently solve” the political crisis in Venezuela, “and to put an end to the suffering of the venezuelan population,” said the Quai d’orsay by calling the research a “political solution” between the two camps.

Diplomatic tensions appeared in may between Paris and Caracas, on the subject of the treatment of the ambassador of France in Venezuela, Romain Nadal.

Since 2 may, police officers venezuelans keep the street where he resides, and his residence is without water and electricity.

France convened the may 14, Venezuela’s ambassador to Paris to protest against this situation that “affects the normal operation” of a diplomatic representation.

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