Venezuela targets better relation with the US without rush
Venezuela's foreign minister condemned Washington's latest statements on Venezuela
"We look forward to having good relations with the US, but we are by no means desperate to do so. We have learned and demonstrated that it is possible to live with dignity without having a US ambassador in Venezuela," the foreign minister stated.
However, Jaua condemned two episodes that recently took place amid attempts to resume the relationship. The first one came after US President Barack Obama said that Chávez adopted "authoritarian policies" in the past. The second one is related to a statement issued by newly appointed Secretary of State John Kerry, who warned about an impending "transition" in Venezuela.
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."