The United States of America has described the process that produced Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly as illegitimate.
Heather Nauert, spokesperson U.S. Department of State in a statement on Thursday, said that the process is flawed and designed by the Maduro dictatorship to further its assault on democracy.
In the statement, “The process was rigged from the start, from the irregular manner in which the election was decreed to the government’s refusal to permit voters to object to plans to rewrite the constitution.
“The balloting itself was further designed to fill the National Constituent Assembly with Maduro loyalists. In a country suffering from malnutrition, the regime threatened that those who did not vote would lose access to food, pension, or employment benefits. Finally, the election lacked credible international observation.
“The United States will not recognize the National Constituent Assembly.”
It will be recall that the Secretary Tillerson, recently said that the US government is still evaluating policy options to what should be done to create a change of conditions in Venezuela.
“We are evaluating all our policy options (as) to what we can do to create a change of conditions, where either Maduro decides he does not have a future and wants to leave on his own accord, or we can return the government processes back to the constitution.” Secretary Tillerson said.
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