Venezuela would withdraw from the Organization of American States (OAS), according to the foreign Ministry, which announced the decision on national television.
Foreign Minister DELSY Rodriguez said Wednesday on state television VTV that besieged the country, which is facing a huge civil unrest, will be taken the unprecedented step to withdraw from the OAS because of the fact that a foreign government trying to interfere in the Affairs of the country.
"If these are Intrusive, arbitrary, illegal, and directed the coarse of action will continue against the sovereignty of our country, we will immediately initiate a specific withdrawal of Venezuela from the OAS," said Rodriguez. She added that the government will officially announce its withdrawal from the Organization, and she expects that this process will take 2 years.
This step is caused by the fact that in Venezuela torn by civil strife. The protests, which continued for a few months, deteriorated in April and led to dozens of deaths. The riots stem from frustration with the government, which is accused of economic mismanagement, resulting in huge shortages of daily necessities, such as food and medicine.
The attorney General of Venezuela said Wednesday that at least 28 people were killed after the unrest began. This number includes numerous cases that are not associated with political unrest, including looting. 28, 13 people were killed in connection with protests.
19 of the 35 member countries of the OAS called for a special meeting in Washington
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