On Wednesday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro informed the United Nations that his
country “is under relentless attack by the U.S. empire” and blasted the U.S. as a threat to world peace.
In a pre-recorded speech for the annual debate of the UN General Assembly, Maduro stated
that the U.S. today “represents the most extreme danger facing our multipolar and multi-centered nation.”
The Venezuelan president called the administration of President Donald Trump “a hostile
government” which displayed “open contempt” for multilateralism.
In a video message broadcast on social networks, Venezuela’s self-proclaimed acting
president Juan Guaido also addressed the international community.
The leader of opposition stated, “Maduro does not want to address the economic, social , and political crisis at all.”
He charged the communist head of state of being wholly accountable for the systemic
repression and severe human rights abuses of political opponents.
“We ask the international community for help,” Guaido claimed, who stated: “The time has come for decisive action.”
Since the beginning of 2019, Guaido and Maduro have been battling a vicious power struggle.
Guaido has been recognized as the rightful acting president by a number of states, such as
the U.S. and Germany, but he has proved unable to remove Maduro, who is still backed by the powerful military.