Since its defeat at the National Constituent Assembly election, the Venezuelan right has been organizing violent street acts as a substitute for its lack of popular support, the Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister said from Damascus.
He recalled that President Nicolas Maduro neutralized the far right by calling for the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) elections, which were held on July 30, 2017.
Minister Arreaza argued that most of the Venezuelan people reject those "germ foci for a civil war" which the far-right tries to implant in the country. In any case, however, both the people and the Army "will know how to prevent any internal conflict."
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He also said that President Maduro's administration has denounced the "Venezuelans and Colombians who are training in Colombia, receiving weapons from [the U.S.] Imperialism and trying to attack the country."
Arreaza began a two-day official visit to Syria on Thursday, laying a wreath at the Unknown Soldier monument, an act which pays homage to the Syrians who struggled against the foreign-backed opposition forces.
The Venezuelan chancellor was received by Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad, who was briefed on the current situation in Venezuela, a country which is also facing a Western-backed conspiracy aimed at provoking a coup against President Maduro.
Minister Arreaza arrived in Syria after visiting Lebanon, where he met with President Michel Aoun, Prime Minister Saad Hariri, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Gebran Bassil.