Venezuela revokes diplomatic accreditation of Costa Rica's Charge d'Affaires

Venezuela revokes diplomatic accreditation of Costa Rica
# 17 April 2019 07:32 (UTC +04:00)

Venezuelan authorities withdrew diplomatic accreditation of Costa Rica's charge d'affaires in Caracas, Danilo Gonzalez, slamming the Central American country for allowing the Venezuelan opposition to take control over the embassy in San Jose, the Venezuelan government said in a statement, ONA reports quoting sputniknews.

Media reported in February that an ambassador, designated by Juan Guaido, who illegally proclaimed himself Venezuela's interim president, took control of the Venezuelan embassy in Costa Rica.

"The government of Venezuela decided to revoke the diplomatic accreditation of Danilo Gonzalez Ramirez, who served as the charge d'affaires of the Republic of Costa Rica in Venezuela," the statement read.

It said the government of Costa Rica had violated the articles of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations "by allowing the forcible seizure of our embassy in San Jose to take place."