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Venezuela examines the use of Colombian artillery boats in “Operation Gideon”

May 11, 2020

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has said they are investigating the presence of abandoned Colombian Navy artillery boats on the Orinoco, ships that are believed to be linked to the attempted “invasion” of Venezuelan mercenaries and former military personnel known as “Operation Gideon.”

“Our navy and prosecutors are investigating. It is a strange situation that some artillery boats (…) that are lethal can simply be carried by the current,” Arreaza said in statements to the Colombian radio station Caracol Radio.

However, it was noted that communication between presidents, foreign ministers and defense ministers is required to return the boats. “Coordination would be in accordance with the good neighborhood international protocols,” he said through his Twitter account.

Venezuela examines the use of Colombian artillery boats in “Operation Gideon”Venezuela examines the use of Colombian artillery boats in “Operation Gideon”

On the other hand, on March 26, Arreaza recalled Clíver Alcalá Cordones’ confession on a Colombian radio. “The Colombian authorities have neither investigated nor done anything. In fact, the man has been transferred to the United States and the Colombian authorities have done nothing,” he said. “It is more than obvious. The involvement of the Colombian authorities through direct action and complicity is notorious,” he said.

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