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Venezuela Cites Provocation In UK Sending Warship To Guyana


Venezuela’s Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez accused the United Kingdom (UK) of provocation after reports that London would send a warship to Guyana.

Guyana and Venezuela have a long-standing border controversy.

Caracas claims over two-thirds of Guyana’s territory in the resource-rich Essequibo region.

Presidents Dr. Irfaan Ali and Nicolas Maduro of Guyana and Venezuela met recently in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and committed to peace in an 11-point joint statement.

But according to the BBC, the UK is preparing to send a warship, HMS Trent, to Guyana in a show of military and diplomatic support.

The offshore patrol vessel will take part in exercises off Guyana’s coast.

In response, Venezuela’s Defence Minister declared that his country would remain vigilant against the “provocations that jeopardise the peace and stability of the Caribbean and our America.”

“What about the commitment to good neighborliness and peaceful coexistence? And the agreement not to threaten and use force mutually under any circumstances?” Lopez said on X (formerly Twitter) on Sunday.

Guyana’s state-owned Chronicle Newspaper reported on Tuesday that local leaders had assured stakeholders that the government intends to pursue defense cooperation with allies and strengthen its military capacity for purely defensive issues.

The publication said this also aligns with international norms, ’emphasising a defensive posture’.

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  1. Once again we are witnessing the perfidy of the collective west, this time from the poodle of the US empire, the UK; prima facie evidence that the collective west is not agreement-capable!

  2. It was a brit colony before, that could only be a pay for all the money they took from there with sugar, rice, gold etc

  3. The real question is this: How prepared are you for the inevitable World War 3 that is brewing? Whether or not anything happens between Guyana and Venezuela, World War 3 is about to engulf this world! Israel, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Iran, Russia, China, North Korea, etc., etc. Are you prepared?

  4. We do not need the British in the Caribbean go away Colonial thieves and murderers who enslaved black people for 400 years …

  5. to be honest with you Venezuela whoever of the countries which convinced you that declaring war on Guyana was a good thing do not care about Venezuela. They also don’t understand international politics. So a bit of free advice from me, with all your oil money I should be charging you and CARICOM for this; don’t do no further provocations on Guyana. You have even bigger enemies than the UK who want to teach u a lesson, even seize your oil, picking up a fight will decimate Venezuela. You can’t trust your Latino friends. They will back the big boys. The CARICOM islands they will back Guyana. At least the people will. You gonna be in a conflict on your own. Don’t let the others encouraging this fool u. They have their own problems in their countries. Even Venezuelans themselves won’t like that conflict. as a Native indigenous person my part of the world can’t descend into chaos. We have enough problems already.


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