US urges UN to pull Venezuela envoy’s credentials

# 10:01
11 April 2019

US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday urged the United Nations to revoke the credentials of Venezuela’s ambassador to the world body, ONA reports citing NY Times.

In a 20-minute speech to the United Nations Security Council, Mr. Pence called for a formal recognition of Juan Guaidó as the rightful leader of Venezuela, which he called “a failed state — and as history teaches, failed states know no boundaries.”

Mr. Pence turned to the Venezuelan ambassador, Samuel Moncada Acosta, telling him, “You shouldn’t be here.”

“You should return to Venezuela and tell Nicolás Maduro that his time is up,” Mr. Pence said. “It’s time for him to go.”

The Council meeting addressed the situation in Venezuela, which officials and experts are increasingly describing as a humanitarian crisis that has led about 3.5 million citizens to flee the country.