The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has become aware of the serious declarations given by the Ambassador-Designate of the United States of America to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Larry Leon Palmer, before the U.S. Congress.
The Bolivarian Government considers that the content of those statements sets a precedent of meddling and interventionism from someone that has not even arrived in Venezuelan territory yet.
The revolutionary government of Venezuela is evaluating the consequences of those unacceptable declarations, which are emphatically rejected, and has demanded explanations from the government of the United States of America before making a definite statement on this issue.
Caracas, August 4, 2010
Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs