Venezuela criticizes Trump-appointed official continuing to act as “head” of radical opposition

CARACAS, Feb.22 (Xinhua) – Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza criticized on Monday that Mr. James Story, appointed several months ago as “ambassador” of the White House to Venezuela, continues to serve as “head” of the sectors radicals of the local opposition.

It is important to note that the defunct government of Donald Trump, awarded the responsibility of “ambassador” to Story, but not to the government that exercises power in Venezuela, but to the former opposition deputy Juan Guaidó, who proclaimed himself as “interim president.”

The United States Senate “ratified” him in the referred “functions” on November 18 of last year.

“James Story continues to act as the head of the Venezuelan right. Sad the role that Donald Trump left him as an inheritance. Sad also that there is an opposition that allows himself to be commanded by such an anachronistic character,” the Venezuelan Foreign Minister denounced on Twitter.

Arreaza’s statement occurs hours after the president of the Venezuelan Parliament, Jorge Rodríguez, published in the aforementioned social network the alleged itinerary and agenda of a series of meetings between Story and representatives of the radical opposition, based in Bogotá.

The head of Parliament denounced that Story is leading the meeting in Colombia with opposition leaders to plan “new sanctions against the people of Venezuela, conspiratorial and violent actions,” and decide whether the local opposition will participate in the regional elections scheduled for this year.

After publishing the itinerary that James Story would be following along with the Venezuelan opposition leaders in the Colombian capital, Rodríguez stated that, “never before in the history of Venezuela has there been a case of a political class so, so kneeling to the designs of a foreign representative “.

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In addition, the president of the Legislative Power added that Story “persists in his criminal intent from the Trumpist times,” in reference to the culminated Donald Trump Administration.

Finally, Rodríguez revealed that, at the aforementioned meeting in Bogotá, the forces loyal to the Venezuelan government have “someone listening to everything, we will continue to report.”

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