Venezuelan president kicks out US diplomats, declares no ‘cordial ties’ until sovereignty respected
2013-10-02 0:00

Red Ice Creations

Lately:

- The U.S. government was/is unable to extradite Julian Assange from the U.K., as the WikiLeaks founder is presently holed up safely (relatively) in the Ecuadorian embassy,

- It was revealed the NSA was spying on Brazil’s President and monitoring her personal communications. A resounding diplomatic snub of the White House followed, and President Rousseff blasted the U.S. "with a speech before the UN General Assembly".

- The U.S. was accused of being the ringleader in the "imperialist western" grounding of the President of Bolivia’s plane in Europe over U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden. President Morales threatened to close U.S. embassies,

- U.S. diplomats were allegedly trying to influence politics (or potential coups, as is traditional) in Venezuela and have summarily been ejected.

It would seem that the United States isn’t having a good ol’ time in South America.

(If it makes Obama feel any better, Venezuela’s out of toilet paper.)

Madison Ruppert of Activist Post reports...

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Venezuelan president kicks out US diplomats, declares no ‘cordial ties’ until sovereignty respected
By Madison Ruppert | Activist Post

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro kicked out three major American diplomats from his country on and stated that there will be no “cordial ties” with the U.S. until Venezuelan sovereignty is respected.

Maduro expelled the diplomats from a U.S. Embassy on Monday, saying that the officials were conducting espionage and attempting to destabilize his country.

Washington entirely rejected the charges, which Maduro said involve meeting with opposition leaders and encouraging sabotage of the Venezuelan electricity grid and economy, according to Reuters.

Maduro went even further than kicking out the diplomats, including Kelly Keiderling, temporarily in charge of the U.S. Embassy in Venezuela.

“Until the U.S. government understands it has to respect Venezuela, which is a sovereign country, there will simply be no cordial relations, nor cordial communication,” Maduro said at a cabinet meeting, according to China’s Xinhua.

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Read the full article at: activistpost.com



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