Venezuela’s DC Embassy Protectors v. Police State America

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Venezuelan DC Embassy Protectors v. Police State America

by Stephen Lendman

What's going on inside and outside Venezuela's DC embassy is a symbolic struggle for the country's sovereign rights — to preserve and protect its soul.

Embassies, consulates, and other diplomatic facilities in host countries are sovereign territory of nations operating them.

UN Charter Article 2(4) states: "All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations" – what the US does repeatedly.

Article 22(1) of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations states:

"The premises of the mission shall be inviolable. The agents of the receiving State may not enter them, except with the consent of the head of the mission."

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