Venezuela not to leave OAS despite "aggressions": ambassador to Cuba

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-07 06:57:12|Editor: Zhang Dongmiao
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HAVANA, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Venezuela's ambassador to Cuba Ali Rodriguez said on Thursday his country would not "abandon international forums" such as the Organization of American States (OAS) despite alleged "aggressions" against Caracas by its secretary-general, Luis Almagro.

At a press conference in the Venezuelan embassy, Rodriguez said most OAS members reject Almagro's stances against President Nicolas Maduro and his government.

"There is a principle to abide by and we cannot leave a forum where we are a legitimate member and we have a voice," he added.

Last Monday, the OAS held a special session regarding Venezuela and its crisis, spearheaded by its secretary general Luis Almagro, to declare the South American nation as being in violation of democratic norms.

Almagro has requested Maduro free alleged political prisoners, allow humanitarian aid to enter the country and call for general elections within 30 days.

However, regarding a recent impasse that occurred between that nation's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) and the Attorney General's Office, Rodriguez considered it was "corrected in time."

Last week, the Supreme Court stripped legislative powers from the opposition-led National Assembly amid a long-running economic and political crisis.