Published: Fri, April 12, 2019
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

The Vice President SLAMS Maduro's UN Ambassador to His Face — PENCE UNLEASHED

The Vice President SLAMS Maduro's UN Ambassador to His Face — PENCE UNLEASHED

Vice President Mike Pence is urging the United Nations to recognize Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela.

Looking at Moncada, who was also seated at the horseshoe-shaped Security Council table, Pence said: "With all due respect Mr. Ambassador, you shouldn't be here". "And today, we urge every member of the Security Council and all United Nations member states to support this resolution".

However, it was extremely unlikely that the UN Security Council would approve the US-proposed resolution.

He said to the UN Security Council: "The time has come for the United Nations to recognize interim president Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela and seat his representative in this body".

The United States and Russian Federation both failed in rival bids to get the Security Council to adopt resolutions onVenezuela in February. Maduro has noted the humanitarian assistance his country has been receiving from its long-time allies, such as China, Russia, Turkey and India as well as the The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

The United States called an emergency meeting of the UN's most powerful body, which is deeply divided over Venezuela, to focus on the worsening humanitarian situation in Venezuela.

When asked if the United States thought it had enough backing to oust Maduro's government at the United Nations, Pence said: "I think the momentum is on the side of freedom".

Moncada also stressed that the Venezuelan diplomats are restricted in terms of movement in the U.S. - they are only allowed to go on trips of up to 25 miles away from NY.

"If you want to make America great again, and we're all sincerely interested in seeing that, stop interfering in the affairs of other states", Nebenzia told U.S. officials.

Venezuelan U.N. Ambassador Samuel Moncada said he had been expecting such a move from the United States and Venezuela had been campaigning for months to ensure support for Maduro.

Caracas and the Red Cross have agreed to allow UN-sponsored humanitarian aid shipments into Venezuela, which has been grappling with shortages of medicine and basic supplies amid a severe economic crisis.

Asked what made the US think it has support to give Guaido UN recognition, Pence said, "I think momentum is on the side of freedom - momentum is on the side of the suffering people of Venezuela". He urged the U.N.to make a distinction between the political and humanitarian questions, and amp up efforts to provide humanitarian relief.

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