TODAY VENEZUELA – Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz has informed that the Venezuelan State would “adopt measures” against the United States for failing to meet a number of applications for extradition Venezuela has filed.
The official noted that the United States has taken the role of “advocate, judge, cop, and prosecutor of human rights around the globe to try the whole planet.” However, she added, the US has shown no reciprocity in complying with international conventions, treaties, and covenants entered into. This is the case, Ortega commented, of a number of extradition requisitions Venezuela has filed with the US.
The attorney general claimed that the US reluctance has resulted in impunity, and lack of response to victims.
The official described the US stance as “disrespectful” to the Venezuelan State.
“We have given the situation a lot of thought and we are adopting measures that will be announced in the days ahead through the official spokesperson,” said Ortega following a meeting with Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez, who informed that Venezuela would take diplomatic and legal actions to extradite Venezuelan offenders currently in the United States.
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