The government of Venezuela for the fourth time has extended by 30 days a state of emergency introduced in the Republic of 13 March to combat the spread of coronavirus infection of the new type.
The introduction of emergency March 13, allowed the Maduro government to take emergency measures to fight the epidemic, a new coronavirus and to establish in Venezuela a national quarantine since March 17. The action of the emergency mode, according to the new decree, will continue until August 10.
The national constituent Assembly of Venezuela urged the European community to abandon interventionism and called it shameful and immoral recent extension of sanctions against the Republic's leadership.
"We approved today, July 10, the European Parliament resolution 2019/295 is shameful and immoral document prepared by the right-wing elites who by criminal policy of the United States government abusing their parliamentary powers to legislate criminal aggression against the people of Venezuela," reads the statement of the Parliament, published edition of the Venezuela Extra.
Vice-President for economy and oil Minister of Venezuela, Tarek El-Aissami reported to have contracted the coronavirus.
"Today I started the insulation in accordance with ambulance protocols, after receiving a positive test result for COVID-19", - he wrote in Twitter.
The head of the National constituent Assembly of Venezuela Diosdado Cabello said on Twitter that she was infected with the novel coronavirus and is already in isolation.
President Nicolas Maduro, speaking on television, wishing ally a speedy recovery and reported that it had normal health.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, commenting on the spread of a new coronavirus on the continent, called the record of Brazil, a consequence of the irresponsible madness of the country's leader Jairo Bolsonaro.
He reminded about the situation that triggered the latest scandal — Bolsonaro, apart from journalists, took off his mask for the last frame treatment that he confirmed the new coronavirus.
The strategic command of the armed forces of Venezuela (CEOFANB) reported to "neutralize" the plane with tail number USA, which violated the country's airspace.
"CEOFANB reports that the United Command of the aerospace defense discovered in the night of July 8 into the air space of the country the aircraft tail number USA and neutralized him, according to the law, planes of our military aviation", - stated in the message command in the microblog in Twitter.
Switzerland joined the EU sanctions against some Venezuelan officials, said in a statement published on the website of the Federal Council (government) of the country.
The decision to expand the list of persons under sanctions was made the day before, and entered into force on 7 July. The list includes, in particular, senior officials of the National Assembly of Venezuela, the Supreme court and the Constituent Assembly.
In the state of Falcon in the North-West of Venezuela started a large fire in the oil refining center of Paraguana, according to local media, burning refineries "Cardon".
"Fire on the installation of catalytic refinery "Cardon" in Punto Fijo, state of Falcon. From 11 a.m. firefighters are battling a fire at one of PDVSA refineries, producing gasoline," reported the publication Diario in the microblog in Twitter.
In "America's birthday", July 4, Donald trump had to say some kind of "throne speech" and to congratulate the Americans with their main holiday, but stood in front of him choose to try to take the path of national reconciliation and preservation of some (illusory) political propriety, or to choose the path of maximum political confrontation, which could end the present civil war. The choice that stood before the President of the United States, can be formulated in terms of the recent history of one of the neighboring with Russia, "nedogosudarstva". Trump had to give a public answer to the question: "to Be Yanukovych or not to be?" — the only amendment that the U.S. President has no real estate in Rostov, and to change gilded, pretentious interiors of the Trump Tower in new York city to something else it will hardly be desirable.
The US President has chosen the most aggressive option — and for the past two days the American media vote on that his performance was "dark and separating". So there is — and how it was conceived. By and large, trump told Americans the bitter truth about the divided country that America is in the form in which it is like his constituents could be destroyed and that a new generation of Americans genuinely hated their own country, and it happened because of the American managerial elite that was achieved.
The US President Donald trump said Sunday on the occasion of the independence Day of Venezuela that the United States will continue to "fight socialism" and traditionally criticized the country's authorities led by President Nicolas Maduro.
"The Venezuelan people are suffering under the yoke of the illegitimate and tyrannical regime that intends to destroy democratic institutions, to violate human rights, engage in open corruption and exploit the worst economic and humanitarian crisis in recent history. But the US has high hopes for the people of Venezuela," - said in a written statement, trump, which was distributed by the White house. He expressed the hope that Venezuela "will reach true independence".
Moscow considers the outrageous decision of the High court of London in a dispute over stored in Britain gold of Venezuela, was the actual rejection of one state to property of another, said the Russian foreign Ministry.
London's high court in a dispute between the Bank of Venezuela and Bank of England about the return of gold bullion to 930 million euros held in the United Kingdom, recognized the legitimacy of the presidency, opposition leader Juan Guido, who illegally declared himself head of state. The Central Bank of Venezuela has declared that will appeal against the decision of the court of London.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that he intends to establish a new direct dialogue between foreign Ministers and to reach a new understanding with the European Union after the rejection of expulsion of the representative of the EU.
The foreign Ministry of Venezuela and the European Union issued a joint statement in which it declared invalid the decision of the authorities of the Bolivarian Republic of to expel the Ambassador of the EU Isabel Pedrosa after the strengthening of sanctions against Caracas.
16 the Russians flew home from Venezuela, reported the Russian Embassy in a Latin American country.
"The second of July from Venezuela flight airline Air Azur flew to Russia 17 passengers, including 16 Russians and one Venezuelan member of the family of the citizen of the Russian Federation", - stated in the message of the Embassy on Twitter.
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo believes that the expulsion of EU Ambassador to Venezuela will only lead to isolation of the country.
"Expulsion of the Ambassador, the EU is only further isolating Venezuela from free and democratic countries," Pompeo wrote on Twitter.
The foreign Ministry of Venezuela and the European Union issued a joint statement in which it declared invalid the decision of the authorities of the Bolivarian Republic of to expel the Ambassador of the EU Isabel Pedrosa.
"The Venezuelan government decided to annul the decision adopted on 29 June 2020, according to which the Ambassador Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, head of the delegation of the European Union in Caracas, was declared a persona non grata," - said in the text of the statement on the website of the EU.
London's high court called the Huang Guido the legitimate President of Venezuela, thereby effectively dismissing the claim of Caracas on return is stored in Britain's gold bars at 930 million euros, which the Venezuelan authorities had intended to send to combat coronavirus.
"Her Majesty's government recognizes Mr. Guido legitimate interim President of Venezuela and, therefore, does not recognize Mr. (nicolás) Maduro (the legitimate President)", - stated in the court decision in a dispute between the Bank of Venezuela and Bank of England. The document is available to RIA Novosti.
The Venezuelan government congratulated the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the Russian people vote to amend the Constitution.
Voting on amendments to the Constitution took place in Russia from 25 till July 1, according to the results of processing 100% of protocols for the adoption of amendments voted 77,92% of Russians against – of 21.27%. The turnout, according to the information center of the CEC data, amounted to 67,97%.
Tehran will consider requests for the supply of goods to Venezuela, if Caracas will send a request in, told RIA Novosti the official representative of the government of Iran, Ali Rabia.
"If in the future the government and people of Venezuela are going to need products that Iran can provide them, we seriously consider this question. US threats will not affect the determination to implement a free and legitimate trade between the two countries," said Rabia.
The Chairman of the National electoral Council of Venezuela Indira Alfonso announced that the election of deputies to the National Assembly on 6 December.
"The act of voting will be held on December 6, 2020," she said in a speech broadcast by the channel teleSUR.
Export a flight from Ecuador is planned for July 1, returned home Russians from Bolivia and Peru, told RIA Novosti at the Russian Embassy in Ecuador.
As reported by RIA Novosti head of the consular Department of the Russian Embassy in Bolivia Yakov Fedorov, from the Latin American country through Ecuador will return home for two Russian women, in Bolivia they were at work. Women have flown in Quito.
Parliamentary elections in Venezuela will take place in December, said the head of the electoral Council of the country Indira Alfonso Izagirre.
"In December, Venezuelans will elect by 277 parliamentarians that 66% of MPs more... It's time to choose," she said, speaking on state television VTV.
More than 20 tons of humanitarian goods the UN to combat the impact of the pandemic coronavirus arrived on Monday in Venezuela from Russia and China, said Vice President of Venezuela for social and territorial development Aristóbulo Isturiz also.
The aircraft have delivered a fourth shipment of humanitarian aid to the country. Three previous humanitarian aid was delivered to Venezuela on 8 April, 29 may and 19 June.
The US government has tightened export restrictions of Russia, China and Venezuela. The relevant document, the Bureau of industry and security of the Ministry of industry and trade was published in April, and on 29 June came into force.
The new rules relate to the issuance of licenses for the export to specified countries of goods that can be used by military or for military purposes. This list includes dozens of new positions in the field of instrument and engineering, telecommunications, software and technology, including space (excluding required for operation of the ISS), sensors, lasers, and other similar equipment. For the export of such equipment requires special permission of the us authorities.
The head of the EU delegation to Venezuela Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa must leave the country after the EU decision to tighten sanctions against Caracas, said the President Nicolas Maduro.
In his speech, which was broadcast on Twitter, he criticized the decision to expand the EU sanctions list against a number of Venezuelan officials.
The Council of the EU on Monday expanded the list of Venezuelan officials, who are subject to restrictive measures "because of their role in actions and decisions, undermining democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela", and added 11 names, said in a statement from the EU Council.
"Today, the Council has added 11 high-ranking Venezuelan officials in the list of those subject to restrictive measures", - the document says.
Marine invasion of Venezuela, which failed to prevent the may 3, was prepared by the opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, a fugitive from justice in the Spanish Embassy in Caracas, said the Minister of communications of Venezuela, Jorge Rodriguez.
"All the elements of planning, which led to an armed military invasion was planned at the residence of the Ambassador of Spain in Caracas," - said Rodriguez, speaking at the residence of the government.
The words of the President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's readiness to supply fuel Venezuela is a distracting political maneuver, the government will not dare to contradict US foreign policy in this matter, said to RIA Novosti, the ex-Ambassador of Mexico in Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania, the expert of the Mexican Council on foreign relations, Comexi Eduardo Roldán.
"Statements on Venezuela is another red herring in Mexican politics. They had no consequences because the press, civil society and political players of the country were not to play along," said Roldan.
The sanctions that the U.S. imposed against the Iranian captains of tankers for the supply of fuel to Venezuela, show the failure pressure of Washington, said the official representative of Iranian foreign Minister Abbas Mousavi.
Earlier, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the United States imposed sanctions against five captains of the Iranian tankers for the supply of fuel to Venezuela.
Moscow will support Venezuela in its resistance to external dictates and attempts to force regime change in the country, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
USA January 2019 not recognize Nicolas Maduro the President of the country, and I think the interim head of state leader of the Venezuelan opposition of Juan Guido, illegally proclaimed himself President.
Caracas is grateful to Moscow for help in establishing the political dialogue, said foreign Minister of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza.
In mid-June, the Venezuelan government confirmed the intention to hold elections under the control of the opposition in the National Assembly this year, without identifying the specific date of the vote. For 2021 elections of state governors in the country.
The U.S. began active resistance to the authorities of Venezuela led by President Nicolas Maduro, fearing the threat of increased influence in the Republic of Russia, China, Cuba and Iran, said a former adviser to the American leader, John Bolton.
On Tuesday, she released the memoir of former US presidential Advisor for national security Bolton, in which he describes his work in the White house in the years 2018-19.
United States are unable to control significant assets by the authorities of Venezuela after his recognition by the President of opposition leader Juan Guido, says ex-White house adviser for national security John Bolton.
This is stated in his book "the Room where it happened: a memoir of the White house," which went on sale Tuesday.
Calls for the abolition of the veto in the UN security Council can lead to destructive consequences for global peace, said to RIA Novosti Ana Teresa gutiérrez del CID, PhD in international relations, Professor of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, commenting on the article of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
Earlier, Putin in an article about world war II called irresponsible calls to abolish the right of veto of the permanent members of the UN security Council. Putin also wrote that the UN system is experiencing some difficulties in the work and not as effective, but performs its main functions - the prevention of wars and global conflicts.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he was willing to talk with U.S. President Donald trump, when need be, but the conversation should build on respect.
Trump earlier said he was ready for talks with Maduro, but just to discuss one issue – the care of the Venezuelan leader from his post.
US President, Donald trump continues to recognize the leader of the Venezuelan opposition of Juan Guido President, said Monday the press Secretary of the White house Keighley Makineni.
Previously, trump said that he didn't like the idea of the recognition of Guido President, adding that he could "live without it", but agreed, since he had no objections. In addition, he said he "would think about the meeting" with the leaders of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro, but now rejected a similar proposal, adding later that the meeting could only be "a peaceful departure" Maduro.
The new type of coronavirus in contact with the river water may survive up to 25 days from the Preprint of a study published in the medical portal medRxiv.
This conclusion was reached by Polish and British scientists. They estimated the life expectancy of the virus in reservoirs subject to the ingress of sewage, as well as the risk of infection in case of contact with infected water system.
The US President Donald trump said that could think of meeting the leader of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro, but not now.
According to trump, he "was not necessarily a supporter" of the idea of recognition by the President of opposition leader Juan Guido. Last year, Guido illegally declared himself the head of Venezuela.
Vice-President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodriguez called for U.S. courts to open an investigation against the head of the world Bank David Malpass, whom she accused of looting national assets abroad.
According to the Vice-President, Malpass is an associate of opposition leader Juan Guido, self-proclaimed himself President and "appointed" them Prosecutor Jose Ignacio Arandes .
The United States expanded the sanctions list against the government of Venezuela, added three citizens of Mexico, eight companies and two oil tankers, the report said the U.S. Treasury.
At the same time, two tankers and two companies were excluded from the list.
The President of the United States Donald trump after a telephone conversation with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in 2019 have decided that you want to soften the position in relation to additional sanctions against Venezuela, reports the Wall Street Journal referring to a book, the former adviser to trump John Bolton, which should be published next week.
Bolton, in his book, The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir ("the Room where it happened: memories of the White house") describes the US President as unpredictable, spontaneous, and awkward person. According to him, trump saw all conspiracies, they are easily "manipulated aides from the White house and foreign leaders." As an example, Bolton leads a trump conversation with the Russian President in may 2019, when, as they say, in the book "Putin has launched "a brilliant demonstration of propaganda in the Soviet style." Bolton notes that this conversation "has largely convinced of" trump "was the reason that he later decided to be softer with additional sanctions against Venezuela," the newspaper said.
The US President Donald trump said that he considers "cool" idea of invading Venezuela, according to the Washington Post referring to a book, the former adviser to trump John Bolton, which should be published next week.
Earlier in may, trump said that "if he wanted to go to Venezuela, he would not make a secret of it".
Venezuelan authorities have sent a letter to the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, in which he expressed concern about the irresponsible approach of the President of Brazil Jaira Bolsonaro to combat the coronavirus, warning that his actions threaten all of Latin America.
"Venezuela condemns the government Bolsonaro before the UN for criminal negligence in the context of a pandemic that threatens the lives of millions of inhabitants of Brazil and of the entire continent," - said in the letter.
The European Union should get the hell from Venezuela and not to interfere in its Affairs, said President Nicolas Maduro.
At the meeting with the support of the United socialist party of Venezuela (PSUV), he touched upon the upcoming elections to the National Assembly. On Tuesday, the European Union condemned the decision of the Supreme court of Venezuela to update the composition of the National electoral Council (CNE), stating that such decisions "reduce the space for democracy in the country to a minimum." The EU noted that independent CNE as equal participation conditions for all political parties required for a "credible electoral process".
The opposition leader of Venezuela Juan Guido did not recognize the appointment of the National electoral Council (CNE) approved the country's Supreme court.
"Our position is clear in 2018, we do not participate in the farce, and do not recognize the illegitimate elections Board," he said Guido.
Venezuela congratulates the people and government of the Russian Federation the Day of Russia expresses gratitude for the support and notes the undisputed leadership in the international arena, said in a statement the foreign Ministry of the country.
"The government and people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela convey greetings to the people and government of the Russian Federation on the occasion of the day of Russia, at a time when your indisputable leadership and respect at the international level is growing. Every day the peoples of the world... appreciate the brave contribution that the Russian Federation contributes to the maintenance of stability, peace and respect for international law", - said in a statement.
US checks reports about the allegedly held the visit of the commander of the Libyan national army, Khalifa the Haftarot in the Venezuelan capital Caracas last week, said the U.S. assistant Secretary of state David Schenker.
As reports Reuters, the state Department official on video conferencing stated that the expected visit could be associated with the attempt of concluding oil contracts.
The ground forces of Colombia reported that on Wednesday in the country were arrested, allegedly Venezuelan military penetrated into Colombia with the aim of spying.
It is noted that a suspect detained at a checkpoint in the North-East of the country.
Russia will never accept the U.S. argument about the change of power in Venezuela and the departure of President Nicolas Maduro, said Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
"The problem is that the US in its policy towards Venezuela places top priority the requirement to replace the legitimate government, led by President Nicolas Maduro. We are unable for reasons of principle to take this approach, because it is a continuation of the policy of regime change, which we observe on the part of Americans in recent decades," Ryabkov said during an online discussion devoted to Russian-American relations organized by the Council on foreign relations.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla in a telephone conversation confirmed the rejection of the use of unilateral sanctions, said the foreign Ministry.
"The Ministers discussed some of the stories of the Latin American agenda, including the current situation around vnutrisosudistogo settlement, given the role of Cuba as one of the countries-guarantors of the negotiation process. Confirmed the full consonance of the two countries 'positions in support of the basic purposes and principles of the UN Charter, a fundamental rejection of the application contrary to international law unilateral sanctions", - stated in the message.
A former adviser to the US President for homeland security John Bolton will release his book about working on this post on June 23, even without receiving official permission from the White house, reports the Washington Post, citing informed sources.
A memoir of Bolton The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir ("the Room where it happened: memories of the White house")
The Venezuelan government has changed the rules of quarantine coronavirus, according to which 7 work days will be for alternate-week intervals, previously operated under more stringent sanitary restrictions formula - 5 10.
"The first week of indulgences was very good, showing an example of civic consciousness and conscience. Now go to the formula 7 7 seven days, after seven days quarantine in strict compliance with sanitary measures," wrote President Nicolas Maduro on his Twitter.
The French foreign Ministry has denied reports that the leader of the Venezuelan opposition Juan Guido is in the French Embassy in Caracas.
Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza said that Guido hiding in the French Embassy, and noted that the government was awaiting his extradition to justice.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza confirmed rumors that illegally proclaimed himself President of Venezuela Juan Guido hiding in the French Embassy, and demanded his extradition to justice.
According to the Minister, Guido is a direct participant in "Operation Gideon" - attempt sea invasion to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro, so he "owes Venezuelan justice and the people of Venezuela".
The Venezuelan government and four opposition parties, including Narodnaya Volya, founded by Juan Guido, signed an agreement on the joint fight against COVID-19, said the foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza.
Among the other opposition parties who signed the agreement - "Justice first", "Democratic action" and "New time".
USA can impede the movement of tankers carrying fuel to Venezuela, back to Iran, said the expert on international Affairs and geopolitics Bahram Amirahmadian.
Recently in Venezuela from Iran arrived four tankers with fuel and equipment for the refinery. In the near future it is expected the arrival of the fifth. The tanker was accompanied by the Venezuelan military.
Tehran is ready to send to Venezuela an additional cargo, if Caracas will be asked about it, said the official representative of Iranian foreign Minister Abbas Mousavi.
"If Venezuela would send us a new request to send the goods, they will be directed (in this country – ed.)", - quotes Agency Tasnim words Mousavi.
Venezuela, where gasoline is the lowest in the world, enters on a new fuel pricing for gasoline, it will rise from 1 June, follows from the statements of President Nicolas Maduro.
The cost of gasoline in the domestic market of Venezuela thanks to government subsidies has long been one of the lowest in the world, but stop a significant part of the refinery of the national company PDVSA has led to the need to import fuel from abroad, particularly from Iran. Maduro said that the government will employ the plan of distribution of petrol in the country, which includes the revision of the cost of imported fuel in the domestic market.
Venezuelan authorities intend to introduce relief measures in various sectors of the economy from June 1, said President Nicolas Maduro.
Previously, he announced the intention from 1 June to begin a phased easing of the quarantine imposed because of the coronavirus, taking into account the epidemiological situation. In the case of growth in the number of infections in a particular region may be local, selective quarantine, or curfew.
Accusing Tehran of "nuclear extortion", Washington is once again tightened sanctions. The new restrictions will affect foreign companies working on Iran's nuclear facilities — including Russian and Chinese. What the Americans are making and how the Islamic Republic is opposed to the pressure in the material RIA Novosti.
Iran is gradually emerging from quarantine. In large cities revived trade and service industries. Opened the mosque, although allowed only in masks and gloves. During prayer the Iranians encouraged to observe social distance in half-meter, but to make it easy.
Twelve tons of humanitarian aid UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) arrived on Friday in Venezuela from Germany, announced Venezuelan Deputy foreign Minister for multilateral Affairs Alexander yañez.
"This shipment that we received today, allows us to bring several things, first, that through dialogue, diplomacy and cooperation can achieve successful agreements for the Venezuelan people, the international community knows that there are political differences between the government of Germany and the government of Venezuela," said yáñez during transmission to result VTV. According to him, Venezuela and Germany show that with the help of "coordination, respect for law and recognition of national institutions to achieve all-round cooperation".
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo called fictive decision of the Supreme court of Venezuela recognized the legitimacy of the ousting of opposition leader Juan Guido from the post of speaker of Parliament.
The constitutional chamber of the Supreme court of Venezuela, TSJ has recognised a legally valid management team of the new National Assembly, elected by the deputies in January in 2020-2021 years
International humanitarian organization "Doctors without borders" (MSF) announced the opening of a specialized center for the treatment of coronavirus in petare, in the North-East of Caracas.
"Doctors without borders" opened a specialized center for the treatment COVID-19 in petare (North-East part of the city of Caracas) in Venezuela: 22 beds, 16 of which are designed for bedridden patients and 6 beds for intensive care with the ventilator. In the work of the centre involves more than 100 specialists of different profiles: doctors, nurses, epidemiologists, psychologists and other personnel," - said in a press release.
Fourth Iranian tanker with fuel arrives in Venezuela, said the naval forces of the Latin American countries.
"The mission with the Iranian tanker Faxon done!" - leads Navy in his Twitter statement Maritime patrol escorting a ship.