Venezuela: FM files complaints against four ambassadors for «meddling in internal affairs»

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza filed complaints against the ambassadors of Italy, UK, Spain and Germany for «meddling in internal issues of Venezuela», he announced from Caracas, on Monday. The move comes after the four diplomats accompanied human rights activist, and wife of opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez, Lilian Tintori, to Maiquetia Simon Bolivar airport, in the Venezuelan... Еще capital, earlier in the week. Areaza summoned Italian ambassador to Venezuela Silvio Mignano, his UK counterpart Nicolas Harrocks, his Spanish counterpart Jesus Silva, and his German counterpart Stefan Andreas Herzberg to the chancery to inform them and their respective countries of the complaints. Arreaza announced that the «formal, energetic, forceful protest note» was handed to the ambassadors for their «meddling in internal affairs of Venezuela, as well as the authorities of their countries that have expressed opinion on this matter.” The foreign minister noted that the complaint note is the result of «a matter of urgency, given the permanent interference of these ambassadors and their governments in the internal affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.» Tintori was due to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, on Monday September 4, and also had meetings planned with the leaders of Spain, the UK and Germany. However, on September 2, a travel ban was issued against Tintori that prevented her from leaving the country.

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