Among those participating at the so-called "bi-partisan non-profit research organization" were people who helped plan war acts in Nicaragua.
The Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations Samuel Moncada denounced an April 10 secret meeting at Washington D.C.'s Center for Strategic and International Studies where the use of militarized intervention in Venezuela centered the table's discussion.
"The worst part of this meeting is that there were people there such as Roger Noriega, who has publicly stated that he supports an army (of mercenaries) made up of Venezuelans and Colombians and paid with Citgo funds, who would go into Venezuela to help the United States and Colombia. In case it actually happens, the United States would occupy that “liberated territory, a territorial partition in Venezuela, like what happened in Libya,” stated Moncada.
In this context, he made it clear that the United States is planning to allow U.S. President Donald Trump take all the credit for a “liberation” while the economic and mortal costs are paid for by Venezuelans killing themselves.
These secret conspiratorial meetings against Venezuela were made public by journalist Max Blumenthal via the The GrayZone. The Venezuelan government has pledged to take their complaints to the proper international judicial bodies where necessary.
Roger Noriega, a U.S. diplomat with warmongering experience, “has experience with (Elliot) Abrams in making war in Nicaragua,” added the Venezuelan ambassador before the U.N.
“Not one word the United States utters can be believed because they are a government at war … They are supporting assassination of a leader, a military coup, the collapse of Venezuela into a civil war, and an army of mercenaries,” he said referring to the situation in Venezuela.