by aletho

NNN-AVN | October 9, 2011

CARACAS — The Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) will meet on Sunday Oct. 09 with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus to express their rejection of attempts of invasion and political destabilization on that country on behalf of the United States and its allies.

Delegations from Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Bolivia will put their political experience and will at the disposal of the Syrian people. Also their support in the pursuit of political stability in the Middle East country, detailed Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro after a meeting held with Venezuelan ambassadors to Europe in Geneva, Switzerland.

“We will reject all ways of interventionism on behalf of the empire, which seeks to use the Libya model to go to a violent process to change regimes,” said the diplomat, who would travel to Damascus, Syria, from Geneva, where he submitted Venezuela”s Universal Periodic Review report at the UN Human Rights Council.

Besides Maduro, at Sunday’s meeting the attendance of Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez is also expected, as well as Sub-Secretary for North America and Europe of Ecuador’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pablo Villagomez, Nicaraguan Ambassador to the United Nations, Maria Rubiales, and Bolivia’s Communication Minister Ivan Canelas.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been denouncing for months that his country is a victim of violence on behalf of terrorist groups armed from abroad.

In this connection, Syria’s Army and armed opposing groups remain in confrontation in different areas of the Nation. This has resulted in more than two thousand deaths, both civilian and security forces officers.

Foreign Minister Maduro stated that “fascist trends on the United States are reappearing,” concerning the statements of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who affirmed that he will attack “the evil socialism of Cuba and Venezuela.”

“These are fascist trends existing in the United States we had been talking about. They are tied to the right-wing sector in Venezuela.”

The Venezuelan diplomat said that the North American country has evidenced “absolute madness” given the statements of some representatives of that country, who said that “God created America to lead the world.”

“Those created by God to be free are the peoples of the world,” the Venezuelan Foreign Minister said.

In response to Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Jose Miguel Insulza, who requested Venezuela to abide by the sentence of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), over a former mayor who was disqualified in the country for deviation of public resources, Maduro said Insulza should “mind his own business.”

The IACHR ruled that Venezuela should lift the ban imposed on the former mayor, but Maduro explained that “the case is in Venezuela”s jurisdiction. The Court”s decision is in hands of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice and only they may determine the legality of any decision.”

aletho | October 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm

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