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.  

Who's signing

Terry Rockefeller
Crystal Christner
avid Schneider
Mohammad Jalili
Allan Brison
Diane Pontius
margaret murphy
Steve & Nancy Gould
Luna Abdallah Abdallah
Isabel Cordova
Manal Ramadan
Brian Waak
Gail Miller
Barbara Buck
Stephanie Malady
Paul Thomas
Jm Kirby
Jeri Altman
Sara Ogden
Joaquim Pujals
Dorothy Dufour
Theodore L Wuerslin
Carl Tyndall
Jerome Roth
Sandy Rhein
Mary Ann Dunant
Mahan Khalsa
Vanessa Jamison
Bill Marles
Hasan Ghodrati
2,891 signatures

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  • Terry Rockefeller
    signed via 2019-05-29 13:43:28 -0400
    It is time to make the Embassy safe!
  • Crystal Christner
    signed 2019-05-29 12:42:04 -0400
  • avid Schneider
    signed 2019-05-29 10:36:13 -0400
    This action would be a way of bringing some sanity to assure Venezuelan’s a voice in world affairs concerning Venezuela.
  • Mohammad Jalili
    signed 2019-05-29 06:51:29 -0400
  • Allan Brison
    signed 2019-05-28 20:45:31 -0400
  • Diane Pontius
    signed 2019-05-28 19:09:19 -0400
  • margaret murphy
    signed 2019-05-28 18:06:03 -0400
  • Steve & Nancy Gould
    signed 2019-05-28 16:11:19 -0400
  • Luna Abdallah Abdallah
    signed 2019-05-28 14:56:48 -0400
  • Isabel Cordova
    signed 2019-05-28 14:53:27 -0400
  • Manal Ramadan
    signed 2019-05-28 14:24:02 -0400
  • Brian Waak
    signed 2019-05-28 14:11:17 -0400
  • Gail Miller
    signed 2019-05-28 14:02:50 -0400
  • Barbara Buck
    signed via 2019-05-28 14:02:39 -0400
  • Stephanie Malady
    signed 2019-05-28 12:40:40 -0400
  • Paul Thomas
    signed 2019-05-28 12:19:05 -0400
  • Jm Kirby
    signed 2019-05-28 11:53:37 -0400
  • Jeri Altman
    signed 2019-05-28 10:34:25 -0400
  • Sara Ogden
    signed 2019-05-28 10:24:52 -0400
  • Joaquim Pujals
    signed 2019-05-28 07:53:02 -0400
  • Dorothy Dufour
    signed 2019-05-28 05:30:57 -0400
  • Theodore L Wuerslin
    signed 2019-05-27 23:31:01 -0400
  • Carl Tyndall
    signed 2019-05-27 22:50:31 -0400
  • Jerome Roth
    signed 2019-05-27 22:25:44 -0400
  • Sandy Rhein
    signed 2019-05-27 21:59:47 -0400
  • Mary Ann Dunant
    signed 2019-05-27 21:58:01 -0400
  • Mahan Khalsa
    signed 2019-05-27 21:28:01 -0400
  • Vanessa Jamison
    signed 2019-05-27 18:54:27 -0400
  • Bill Marles
    signed 2019-05-27 18:22:11 -0400
  • Hasan Ghodrati
    signed 2019-05-27 17:46:20 -0400

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