The president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, said Monday that the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) is a “legal contraption” that is inapplicable in Venezuela.
During a press conference with international media, from the Yellow House “Antonio José de Sucre”, located in Caracas, he rejected the approval of the TIAR during a null and void session of the Organization of American States (OAS), held on September 11.
“They may meet to waste their time, to ruminate their poison, to vomit all their hatred in the supposed meetings of the famous TIAR, but it will never be applied to Venezuela”, he said in a press conference with national and international media.
The Venezuelan dignitary, who described TIAR as a “shame”, said that contrary to being used as a defense instrument, historically it has been used to justify armed aggressions against progressive processes:
“When it was required, just for once, to defend the interests of an attacked nation, as was the case with the Malvinas Islands (Argentina), the TIAR failed. It was a total shame”, he stressed.
The application of TIAR against Venezuela is promoted by the National Assembly (AN) in contempt, chaired by Juan Guaidó, who approved the reinstatement of the instrument on July 23.
This action is not feasible since Venezuela, then directed by Commander Hugo Chávez, broke away from TIAR in 2012 because of its bad functioning.