Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said today that at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in the United States, actions are planned to give a "vulgar blow to democracy" in his country and "seize natural resources".
"From the USA, they are still obsessed with intervening Venezuela. @CSISAmericas plans actions for an alleged 'Day After', disguising with academic air a vulgar blow to democracy to seize natural resources and distort the will of the Venezuelan people", Arreaza said in a message on Twitter.
According to the foreign minister, "these 'experts' who are nothing more than crime planners, openly acknowledge that the OIL is the factor that makes Venezuela a target of these aggressions."
The state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) and its subsidiary CITGO "are 'vital' for its 'Day After'," he continued.
Arreaza's messages come about because, according to a press release from the Foreign Ministry, a discussion on Venezuela was held at CSIS on Friday in which the former Secretary of State for International Drug Trafficking Affairs participated. and former Ambassador of that country in Venezuela, William Brownfield.
In that sense, Arreaza accused Brownfield in another publication of suggesting oil sanctions against Venezuela.
"The ineffable Brownfield, expert in hatred and wars, celebrates that the 'sanctions' of the United States have disastrous effects against the Venezuelan people (diseases, scarcity, poverty.) Precisely for that reason it proposes 'to accelerate the tragedy'. It is not a crime against humanity, what is it? ", he questioned.
The Venezuelan Executive insists constantly that the United States seeks to overthrow the Government of Nicolás Maduro.
Last Thursday, Maduro even said that "from the White House" "the task" was given to the government of the Colombian president, Iván Duque, to assassinate him.