Secretary Pompeo Gives Remarks at the Organization of American States

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On January 23, in solidarity with the Venezuelan people, and out of respect for Venezuelan democracy, the United States proudly recognized National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela. On January 24, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo addressed the Organization of American States and called on all our partners and responsible OAS member states to show leadership and pledge support for Venezuela’s democratic transition and for interim President Guaido’s pivotal role in that. The Secretary also announced that United States is ready to provide more than $20 million in humanitarian assistance to the people of Venezuela.