China Urges Peaceful Talks to Resolve Venezuela Issue
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Venezuela should resolve its own matters itself via peaceful talks and China supports the international community’s efforts in this regard, the Chinese foreign ministry said.
The foreign ministry said in a statement late on Friday that China supported the efforts of the international community on the peaceful settlement of the Venezuela issue and hoped all parties would continue to play a constructive role.
“Venezuela’s affairs should be resolved by its people within the framework of the constitution and the law through peaceful dialogue and political channels,” the ministry said, Reuters reported.
“Only this way can Venezuela realize lasting stability.”
Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have thronged the streets of Venezuela, holding rallies in support and against Maduro, who began his second six-year term in office last month.
The clashes began after Juan Guaido, the opposition leader in the country’s National Assembly, proclaimed himself as “interim president” and urged Maduro to resign.
The US rushed to support Guaido, announcing sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry. US officials have also doubled down on the possibility of military action, reiterating President Donald Trump’s stance that “all options are on the table.”