Venezuela says it will split from OAS as unrest continues

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Caracas, Venezuela( CNN) Venezuela will withdraw from the Organization of American States( OAS ), according to its foreign minister, who announced the decision on national television.

Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez told VTV state television Wednesday that the beleaguered country, which is facing huge civil unrest, would take the unprecedented pace of leaving the pan-American organization over what it sees as strives by foreign governments to interfere in its affairs by sidelining with the opposition in the latest wave of protests in the country.

“In the OAS, we announced that if these intrusive, arbitrary, illicit, misdirected and rude actions were to persist against the sovereignty of our country, we would instantly proceed to denounce the letter of OAS and to initiate the definite withdrawal of Venezuela form this regional organisation, ” Rodriguez said.

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