UN / VENEZUELA MONCADA

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Following the United States’ efforts to revoke the credentials of Venezuela’s representative to the United Nations, and recognize interim president Juan Guaidó, Venezuela’s Ambassador Samuel Moncada said his country is “campaigning at the United Nations to protect its rights as a full UN member.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 10 APRIL 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

10 APRIL 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Ambassador Samuel Moncada of Venezuela at the podium
3. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Samuel Moncada, Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations:
“Venezuela is campaigning at the United Nations to protect its rights as a full UN member. And I am convinced that we can count on the many friends that do not follow the Monroe Doctrine, that do not believe that the United States are the owners of this organization, and who are aware that there are legal principles at the United Nations, such as the non-intervention rule, that must be respected.”
4. Med shot, journalists
5. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Samuel Moncada, Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations:
“If you misdiagnose the causes for a disease, the medicines or treatment being applied will not work. The cause is not that Maduro is crazy, nor that he tortures the people, nor that he doesn’t care about children. The cause is that there is an economic war against Venezuela.”
6. Wide shot, Moncada at the podium
7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Samuel Moncada, Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations:
“What right does the United States have to sit at the Security Council and to threaten us with war? There is no such right, and they did that today. All options are on the table, that is a threat of military invasion. What right does the United States have, or any other nation, to abuse the United Nations in such a way? It does not have it. What right does it have to wage an economic war? It does not have it. What right does it have to intervene in our internal affairs, and to say who goes and who stays in Venezuela? None. You see? These massive violations of international law must be clearly established because it is Trump’s war what we are combatting. And it is Venezuela’s peace what we are defending.”
8, Wide shot, Moncada at the podium
9. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Samuel Moncada, Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations:
“In Venezuela there is a state that is standing on its own feet. In Venezuela there are structures. In Venezuela there is a government. In Venezuela there is even money. In Venezuela there is a will to work together with the rest of the world. In Venezuela there are professionals. What I am saying is that we work together with cooperation, we work with all the programmes, but what those who maliciously use the term ‘humanitarian crisis’ want to imply is, ‘stay away, Maduro must go, and we must come in.’ That aggressive, interventionist, and dangerous language is what we reject.”
10. Wide shot, Moncada walks away

STORYLINE:

Following the United States’ efforts to revoke the credentials of Venezuela’s representative to the United Nations, and recognize interim president Juan Guaidó, Venezuela’s Ambassador Samuel Moncada today (10 Apr) said his country is “campaigning at the United Nations to protect its rights as a full UN member.”

Moncada said, “I am convinced that we can count on the many friends that do not follow the Monroe Doctrine, that do not believe that the United States are the owners of this organization, and who are aware that there are legal principles at the United Nations, such as the non-intervention rule, that must be respected.”

The Venezuelan Ambassador told reporters that the reason for the crisis in the country “is not that Maduro is crazy, nor that he tortures the people, nor that he doesn’t care about children. The cause is that there is an economic war against Venezuela.”

Moncada said, “what right does the United States have to sit at the Security Council and to threaten us with war? There is no such right, and they did that today. All options are on the table, that is a threat of military invasion. What right does the United States have, or any other nation, to abuse the United Nations in such a way? It does not have it. What right does it have to wage an economic war? It does not have it. What right does it have to intervene in our internal affairs, and to say who goes and who stays in Venezuela? None. You see? These massive violations of international law must be clearly established because it is Trump’s war what we are combatting. And it is Venezuela’s peace what we are defending.”

Rejecting the idea that Venezuela is a failed state, the ambassador said, “in Venezuela there is a state that is standing on its own feet. In Venezuela there are structures. In Venezuela there is a government. In Venezuela there is even money. In Venezuela there is a will to work together with the rest of the world. In Venezuela there are professionals. What I am saying is that we work together with cooperation, we work with all the programmes, but what those who maliciously use the term ‘humanitarian crisis’ want to imply is, ‘stay away, Maduro must go, and we must come in.’ That aggressive, interventionist, and dangerous language is what we reject.”
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