The US does not recognize the rights of “ex-President” of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro to sever diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The United States would maintain diplomatic relations with Venezuela via declaring himself President of the ex-speaker of the Venezuelan Parliament Juan, Guido. This was stated by U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
“The United States supports diplomatic relations with Venezuela and will carry out relations with Venezuela through the interim government of President Juan Guido, who invited us to stay in Venezuela,” – said in a statement released by the us Department of state statement Mike Pompeo.
The diplomat also said that he did not recognize the President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro on the rupture of diplomatic relations with the United States. “The US does not recognize the Maduro regime as the government of Venezuela. Accordingly, the United States does not believe that former President Nicolas Maduro has the legal right to break diplomatic relations”, – he said.
Pompeo also warned that Washington was ready “to bring to justice all who would threaten the security of our Embassy and its staff”.