Chavez has threatened to break diplomatic ties U.S.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced that his country was ready “to cut diplomatic ties with the U.S. if Washington would insist the appointment of Larry Palmer (Larry Palmer) to the post of U.S. ambassador in Caracas. This statement, reported Agence France-Presse , Chavez spoke on Tuesday, 28 December, Venezuelan television broadcast.
Larry Palmer was nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama as ambassador to Venezuela in the summer of 2010. The candidature of Ambassador, under U.S. law, must be approved by the Senate. However, during hearings in the U.S. Senate, Palmer made a number of criticisms of the leadership of Venezuela, alleging, inter alia, the Chavez government of having links with militants of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, FARC).
In reply to the diplomat, the Venezuelan president said he would not accept Palmer as the U.S. ambassador in Caracas and asked Obama to choose another candidate. While Palmer’s candidacy for the post of ambassador in Caracas has not yet been approved by the U.S. Senate.
Earlier, the United States has repeatedly warned Venezuela that the controversy surrounding the nomination of U.S. Ambassador in Caracas can lead to serious complications in bilateral relations. However, a few days before Chavez’s speech, the U.S. threatened to break diplomatic ties, Foreign Minister of Venezuela has expressed hope that parties will soon be able to find a way out of this situation.