Venezuela creates new command to counter possible US attacks
The Simon Bolivar Great Patriotic Pole (GPPSB) alerted that plans are being made to stir violence in the country, after the visit of the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, to countries bordering Venezuela.
The president of the National Constituent Assembly and parliamentary candidate for the GPPSB, Diosdado Cabello, said that the country's intelligence agencies had detected plans to attack public services.
Among the objectives of the sabotage would be service stations and institutions, Cabello said in a press conference in Caracas.
Cabello added: "The instructions given by Pompeo to the lackeys close to us are to generate violence in our country, to bring to Venezuela the violence of Colombia."
He called on organized people's power to be on alert between now and the elections next December. "In these 75 days, we must redouble our efforts in each of our streets and communities, and immediately inform of any foreigner or person with a foreign accent," he urged.
Cabello stressed that this call is not to cause terror but to alert. "We know that when our people are activated, it is with courage, with the dignity that we take care of our homeland. Let us not neglect any detail; let us guarantee the peace of Venezuela between now and 6D", he reiterated.
The leader highlighted that a Special Presidential Command would be installed and attentive around the clock to give an immediate response if necessary.
President Nicolas Maduro had previously announced that a special operations contingent was created to counter the United States of America (USA). Stating that the command responds directly to the presidency, Maduro said: "This new command will have the capacity to act in any region of the country 24 hours a day and immediately."