The President of Colombia, Iván Duque, asked the Joe Biden administration to declare Venezuela as a country that promotes terrorism.
“That tolerance of Venezuela’s dictatorial regime merits a declaration, by the United States as well, as a country that promotes terrorism,” said the president during the III International Seminar on the Analysis and Prevention of Urban Terrorism, which was also attended by Philip S. Goldberg , U.S. Ambassador to Colombia.
President Duque alleged that Maduro’s dictatorship provides protection to the 33rd Front of the Dissident FARC, which claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack on the 30th Brigade of Cúcuta, the attack on the presidential helicopter in which he had been traveling a month ago, and has also provided refuge to Iván Márquez, “El Paisa”, “Antonio García” and “Pablito”, all highly dangerous members of the Colombian guerrilla.
“The GAOR [Residual Armed Group] 33, as an example, is protected in Venezuelan territory; ‘Iván Márquez’ is in Venezuela; ‘Romaña’ is in Venezuela; ‘El Paisa’ is in Venezuela; and we also have ‘Antonio García’ there; and we also have ‘Pablito’ there, just to mention a few.” He declared.
During the seminar, President Duque pointed out that the objective of his statement is not only to unveil Maduro’s regime relationship with terrorism but also to take “the path to hand over those responsible for crimes to the authorities of the countries that are looking for them.”