Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza held a meeting with the US Chargé d'Affaires, James Story, to deliver a protest note following the denunciation by President Nicolás Maduro of an alleged plot by the White House to orchestrating a coup d'etat in this South American country.
The meeting of Arreaza with Story took place in the Yellow House, headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to images emitted by the state channel Venezolana de Televisión.
The minister met shortly before the diplomatic corps stationed in Caracas to warn that the countries that decide to withdraw their ambassadors from January 10, when President Nicolás Maduro begins his second term, should also take to the last consular representative.
"The State that wants, before the new Government of President Maduro, the State that wants to withdraw its ambassador, its diplomatic corps and its consular corps of Venezuela, welcome, can do it, goodbye, but it takes from ambassador to the last representative consular, "said Arreaza before the foreign diplomatic corps accredited in this South American country.
Maduro denounced on December 12 that the United States is training mercenaries in Colombian territory to generate violence in Venezuela and accused Bogota of being an accomplice, "by action or omission."
The Venezuelan president said that the alleged plot would be led by the US National Security Adviser, John Bolton.