Venezuela requests Colombia, Chile and Mexico to investigate their diplomats in the country

The Minister of People’s Power for Communication and Information, Jorge Rodríguez, called on the Chancellories of Colombia, Chile and Mexico to investigate and pronounce regarding the accusations that involve these diplomatic missions in the assassination attempt against the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, last August 4.

In a press conference offered from Miraflores Palace in Caracas, he explained that: “In spite of the “fuss” manifested by the accused countries, where through press releases they reject these accusations, it is being awaited the beginning of “serious and profound” inquiries based on the evidences presented by the National Government”.

“We only expect, and we still hope that the Chancelleries will say they are going to investigate. If there is not a serious and profound investigation, it can remain in the minds of those who perpetrate terrorist acts or violent acts against Venezuela and its institutions that they can take refuge in one of these locations (Chile, Colombia and Mexico) and that is at odds with the diplomatic relations of peace between the peoples of our continent and the peoples of the world”,

Rodríguez reiterated that the State is willing to present the evidences and testimonies gathered during the judicial investigations into the terrorist operation called Yunque-Martillo (Anvil-Hammer) so that “these Foreign Ministries can clear off themselves” from the situation that occurred in the commemoration of the 81st anniversary of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB).

He pointed out that the alleged link between Chilean, Colombian and Mexican officials in the frustrated assassination was confirmed, voluntarily, by detainees Juan Carlos Monasterios Vanegas (a.k.a. Bons), Juan Requesens and Henrybert Enmanuel Rivas Vivas (a.k.a. Morfeo), who pointed out to diplomats as facilitators and collaborators of the operation.