Tell the State Department: Accept the Protecting Power Agreement Re Venezuela

Breaking news: The governments of Venezuela and Turkey have agreed to sign a Protecting Power Agreement that would allow the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC to be under the charge of the Turkish government. To be operative, however, it must be approved by the State Department. Please sign this petition urging the State Department to give its approval.

It is in the U.S. interest to approve this agreement because then the Venezuelan government will approve a similar Protecting Power Agreement reached between the United States and Switzerland to give the Swiss government control of the US Embassy in Caracas and provide critical functions such as assisting U.S. citizens.

There are disagreements within the US government, however, with the John Bolton faction wanting to hand the Venezuela Embassy over to the representatives of opposition leader Juan Guaidó, even though they have no control inside Venezuela and would not be able to carry out any of the functions of an embassy. We must convince the more rational members of the Trump administration that approving the Protecting Power Agreement between Venezuela and Turkey is in the interest of the U.S. government and in the interest of the people of both nations.

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Dear Secretary Mike Pompeo,

We are encouraged to learn that on May 21, the Venezuelan and Turkish governments have agreed to sign a Protecting Power Agreement that would put the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC under the charge of the Turkish government. This is similar to the agreement that the State Department has worked out with Switzerland to take charge of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas. We have learned that the Maduro government is ready to approve the U.S.-Swiss Protecting Power Agreement if the U.S. government will approve the agreement between Venezuela and Turkey.

Such a reciprocal agreement will be beneficial for the people of both nations, as the Protecting Power Agreements will provide the U.S. and Venezuelan citizens with assistance when in need and will keep the embassies intact until relations are re-established at a future date.  

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Tom Boughan
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Donald Mackler
Ines Bahloul
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Tiana Brachel
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Toddy Perryman
William Holland
Phyllis Jennison
Carrie Hildeman
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Luigi Antonioli
Art Felsinger
Diego Gallardo
Robert Fischer
Ruth Lefevre
Andrew Shapiro
Edward Savage
Cynthia Piper
Andrew Warren
Michael Monroe
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  • Tom Boughan
    signed 2019-06-12 16:35:55 -0400
    Tom Boughan
  • Caryn Graves
    signed 2019-06-10 23:09:15 -0400
  • Marge Heggison
    signed 2019-06-09 18:24:10 -0400
  • Kimberly Hart
    signed 2019-06-09 15:44:04 -0400
  • Sarah Foster
    signed 2019-06-09 10:35:09 -0400
  • Anne Streeter
    signed 2019-06-08 19:20:27 -0400
    Jean Le Marquand, Quebec

    Hands Off Venezeula!!
  • Paola M.
    signed 2019-06-08 16:28:45 -0400
  • Daniel Gallo Gallo
    signed 2019-06-07 14:08:47 -0400
  • Donald Mackler
    signed 2019-06-07 12:37:20 -0400
  • Ines Bahloul
    signed 2019-06-06 17:29:53 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    @Alexistori5 tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-06 07:44:39 -0400
    BREAKING The govts of Venezuela & Turkey have signed a Protecting Power Agreement for the Venezuelan Embassy in DC to be under the charge of the Turkish govt. Tell the @StateDept @SecPompeo they must approve the agreement. #HandsOffVenezuela
  • Frances Dunham
    signed 2019-06-05 22:16:34 -0400
  • Tiana Brachel
    signed 2019-06-04 16:10:20 -0400
  • Nina McLellan
    signed 2019-06-04 12:43:13 -0400
  • janet uffer
    signed 2019-06-03 23:03:51 -0400
  • Toddy Perryman
    signed 2019-06-03 16:05:47 -0400
  • William Holland
    signed 2019-06-03 15:46:34 -0400
  • Phyllis Jennison
    signed 2019-06-02 08:39:59 -0400
  • Carrie Hildeman
    signed 2019-06-01 15:18:36 -0400
  • rebecca heisler
    signed 2019-06-01 11:31:56 -0400
  • Luigi Antonioli
    signed 2019-06-01 02:12:30 -0400
  • Art Felsinger
    signed 2019-05-30 22:45:48 -0400
  • Diego Gallardo
    signed 2019-05-30 11:20:40 -0400
    Just follow international law this one time.
  • Robert Fischer
    signed 2019-05-30 10:07:10 -0400
  • Ruth Lefevre
    signed 2019-05-30 02:51:05 -0400
  • Andrew Shapiro
    signed 2019-05-30 01:34:33 -0400
  • Edward Savage
    signed 2019-05-30 00:05:38 -0400
  • Cynthia Piper
    signed 2019-05-29 22:07:24 -0400
  • Andrew Warren
    signed 2019-05-29 18:33:14 -0400
  • Michael Monroe
    signed 2019-05-29 16:53:08 -0400

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