Below is communiqué issued by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela after the written statements delivered by Mr. Larry Palmer to the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee as part of the confirmation process to serve as US Ambassador to Caracas. These statements are now public and have received wide media coverage. A full transcript of the statements can be found at http://lugar.senate.gov/issues/foreign/lac/venezuela/
Bolivarian Republic of VenezuelaMinistry of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs
Venezuelan Government Evaluates Actions for Palmer’s Unacceptable Statements
The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has become aware of the serious declarations given by the Ambassador-Designate of the United States of America to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Larry Leon Palmer, before the U.S. Congress.Caracas, August 4, 2010.
The Bolivarian Government considers that the content of those statements sets a precedent of meddling and interventionism from someone that has not even arrived in Venezuelan territory yet.
The revolutionary government of Venezuela is evaluating the consequences of those unacceptable declarations, which are emphatically rejected, and has demanded explanations from the government of the United States of America before making a definite statement on this issue.