DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Expresses Invariable Support to and Solidarity with Venezuelan People

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on May 5 as regards the coup d’état attempt by anti-government forces in Venezuela:

An abnormal incident broke out recently in Venezuela, where internal anti-government forces attempted a coup d’état to remove the legitimately elected president.

The latest coup d’état attempt is an extremely dangerous act of violence that pushes the Venezuelan situation to an utmost instability, having a highly negative impact on the overall situation in the region.

The situation in Venezuela is being aggravated day by day, because the internal anti-government forces are launching, with the support of the outside forces, a campaign against the president from January and the hostile forces are making undisguised attempt to deprive Venezuela of its representation in the United Nations.

At the same time, the United States, acting like a “single superpower”, is making such reckless remarks that a military action is possible with regard to the Venezuelan situation and the U.S. will carry out that action if so necessary. These remarks are evoking great concern of the international community.

We condemn all of the attempts for removing the legitimately elected president of Venezuela and interfering in its internal affairs as a challenge to international justice and a flagrant violation of international law.

We call for a peaceful solution to the Venezuelan issue in accordance with the independent will and decision of the government and people of that country and extend invariable support and solidarity to the Venezuelan people in their struggle for defending sovereignty.