Venezuela charges Pompeo with leading coup d'etat

Mike Pompeo participates in the Organization of American States 48th annual meeting on Monday

The Organization of American States on Tuesday narrowly adopted a resolution that could trigger a process for suspending Venezuela at a later date if enough votes are gathered.

He also denounced what he called an ongoing US aggression against Venezuela.

"Our hope is that this brings freedom to the Venezuelan people", he said.

"Only real elections will allow your government to be included in the family of nations", he said.

In his first remarks to the OAS as Secretary of State, Pompeo called on the foreign ministers and representatives of more than 30 member states to stand up for the Democratic principles they all agreed upon and kick out Venezuela in a vote Tuesday.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the Western Hemisphere bloc that President Nicolas Maduro's government was in the process of a "full-scale dismantling" of democracy.

Pompeo accused Maduro of "dismantling democracy" and urged more Latin American states to join the USA in imposing increased economic and diplomatic sanctions on his administration.

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In addition to suspension from the OAS - which carries penalties such as suspension from aid granted by the regional development bank, the Inter-American Development Bank - Pompeo called for increased regional sanctions on Venezuela.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won re-election in a May vote that the Venezuelan opposition, along with the United States and other Latin American nations, have decried as a sham cementing a dictatorship.

. "We are sovereign. We are free and no imperialist will be intervening in our country", Arreaza said in an emotional response to Pompeo.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Venezuela rejected the assembly's decision and it would enable the United States to continue its "economic war" against Maduro's socialist government. It began that two-year process in April 2017.

"No government has the moral authority to recognize or not our government", said Arreaza.

Today, a declaration on Nicaragua is also to be discussed, presented on Monday amid growing pressure for the OAS to deal with a crisis that already left over a hundred dead and that had initially been left off the agenda.

Pence is expected to further address the issue at a White House reception for the OAS summit on Monday evening.

Pompeo remained steadfast in advocating the USA government's position of isolating the Maduro regime until democracy is returned, and has that Venezuela "faces isolation from the worldwide community" until free elections are held.

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