DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Expresses I…


[May 5 Juche 108 (2019) KCNA]

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.