Skip to content

Venezuela accuses Latin American governments of being the “Trump puppets” for activating the TIAR

September 24, 2019

NEW YORK, Sep 24 (EUROPE PRESS) –

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has accused Latin American governments of being the “puppets” of US President Donald Trump for activating the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR), a regional agreement with a clause of collective defense, against Venezuela.

Trump says that “Venezuela is a puppet of Cuba, but those are the true puppets of our region (…), the presidents who met yesterday, who failed with the Lima Group and have now activated the TIAR. They are the puppets. of Donald Trump, “he said in press statements on the margins of the 74th UN General Assembly.

In turn, he has described Trump as a “puppet of imperialism and capitalism” because “he only responds to money” and has accused him of “great hypocrisy” because at the same time he says that “the future does not belong to the globalists , but to the patriots “,” begins to interfere in the internal affairs “of Venezuela and other countries, among which Iran and China have mentioned.

As an example of this “great hypocrisy” has said that, although last February there was a “show” for the accumulated humanitarian aid in Colombia to enter Venezuela, of the 223 million dollars needed this year for the nation Caribbean, according to the humanitarian response plan developed by the UN with the Government and opposition, “not even 20 have been collected.” “That is, it is a lie, they are not interested in the humanitarian in Venezuela,” he said.

In Arreaza's opinion, Trump does not fulfill “not one” of the postulates of the Charter of the United Nations, so “the same must be sent in good English to read it calmly,” he has ironized.

The TIAR, baptized as the Rio Treaty, contains a collective defense clause that would allow the other signatory countries to act in case of an assault against one of them.

The Government of then President Hugo Chávez ordered in 2012 the withdrawal of Venezuela from the TIAR, at the same time as Ecuador, Bolivia and Nicaragua, but in July the National Assembly directed by Juan Guaidó ordered the reinstatement of the country into the treaty.

On September 11, twelve member countries of the TIAR – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, the United States, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic, as well as Venezuela, represented by the emissaries of Guaidó– They agreed to convene their consultation body to address the Venezuelan crisis.

The advisory body met on Monday within the framework of the UN General Assembly and agreed to activate the TIAR to initially pursue, punish and extradite Venezuelan government officials linked to organized crime, corruption and the violation of Human Rights .

Uruguay's Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa announced on Tuesday that the country will withdraw from TIAR because it rejects an eventual military action against Venezuela and considers that it is not designed to be used against one of its signatories. The withdrawal will be effective in two years.