Colombia, US ask for observance of Venezuelan Constitution
The request was made by Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, met in Washington
Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton requested on Tuesday in Washington the observance of the Venezuelan Constitution in the event of political transition, Department of State Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland reported.
Holguín and Clinton discussed the situation in Venezuela during a meeting at the US Department of State. "A political transition of any kind should be in accordance with the Venezuelan Constitution," they said, according to Nuland in a press conference, AFP quoted.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."