teleSUR | January 28, 2019
Enter a captionPer the U.N. Charters member nations should allow Venezuela to resolve its issues domestically, said Uruguayan Ambassador to the U.N., Elbio Rosselli. | Photo: EFE
Uruguay will never support an armed intervention as a means to solve an international crisis, Uruguayan ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Elbio Rosselli said Saturday.
“Dialogue is not a succession of monologues,” Rosselli told the international delegation during this weekend’s Security Council, where the issue of Venezuela’s political state and U.S. threats of militarized intervention were tabled.
With Mexico’s support, the official reiterated Uruguay’s request for the Venezuelan government and the opposition supporters of the U.S.-backed, illegal, presidential imposter, Juan Guaido, to hold a peaceful discussion between both parties.
“Uruguay will never support, in any area, an armed intervention in any country in the region as a pretended solution to an internal crisis,” he said, adding that per the U.N. Charters member nations should support regional negotiations and the domestic resolution of local issues before bringing it to the council’s attention.
“(The Council) is not the most convenient place to analyze the situation that the brother country is going through,” he said.
Since last week’s unexpected attempted coup, world politics have become divided with countries aligning themselves behind U.S. President Trump and his destructive sanctions or the legitimately elected President Nicolas Maduro.
Uruguay has stood on the sidelines, observing the evolution of Venezuela’s economic, political and social situation and Rosselli said that contributing to the international divide will only serve to hurt the Venezuelan people.
Rosselli continued: “Now, dialogue is not a succession of monologues, but requires listening to the other party, understanding their points of view and seeking an understanding. The government of Uruguay once again urges all parties to travel this road, within the framework of the strictest respect for human rights.
“There will be no stability or peace in Venezuela without a political agreement between the various actors through broad and non-exclusive dialogue that includes the government, the entire political spectrum and civil society,” the Uruguayan ambassador said.