Delcy Rodriguez, Venezuela's foreign minister said today that if there is a meeting of foreign ministers of the OAS that does not have the backing of the Venezuelan government, "I have received instructions from the head of state, Nicolas Maduro, to initiate the withdrawal of Venezuela from that organization."
"We are not going to continue allowing arbitrariness, to follow a coalition of governments with an ideological political bias known against Venezuela," she said in a telephone conversation with the Dossier program, broadcast by VTV.
The diplomat was referring to a meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States to discuss Venezuela scheduled for Wednesday, which violates the rules of the organization because it does not have the consent of the affected country.
She explained that within the OAS there is a majority of countries that have positions of respect for Venezuela and have prevented the development of a plan of isolation against the nation. However, Rodriguez indicated that there is also a group of countries with right-wing governments working under U.S. imperialist orders against Venezuela.
The diplomat said her country has denounced "the serious pressure exerted by the U.S. against sister countries," such as Haiti, which the U.S. government has threatened with budgetary measures.