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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Sue Slater
Sally Bland
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Michael Garitty
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Keven Nawrocki
Grace Payne
Stephanie Sunderland
Michelle Galecki
Tom Fones
Raul Anorve
Terumi Terao
Thomas Botch
Lori Tooker
Samuel Morningstar
Zandra Price
Edward Gibney
Karen Ferguson
Kamal Aranki
Heather Koponen
anastasia Cretekos
Crystal Anne Mourad
Dr Susan Caswell
Karoline Haffner
Barbara Callahan
Daniel Hegarty
Grace Shimizu
Kevin Donnelly
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  • Sue Slater
    signed 2019-05-26 17:00:29 -0400
  • Sally Bland
    signed 2019-05-26 16:22:43 -0400
  • Michael Garitty
    signed 2019-05-26 16:14:52 -0400
  • Michael Garitty
    @bappo10 tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-26 16:14:37 -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
  • Michael Garitty
    signed 2019-05-26 16:14:23 -0400
  • Aya Saleh
    signed 2019-05-26 15:23:53 -0400
  • Susan Kepner Kepner
    signed 2019-05-26 15:13:06 -0400
  • Keven Nawrocki
    signed 2019-05-26 15:03:50 -0400
    Keven Nawrocki
  • Grace Payne
    signed 2019-05-26 14:12:37 -0400
  • Stephanie Sunderland
    signed 2019-05-26 12:28:18 -0400
  • Michelle Galecki
    signed 2019-05-26 12:15:56 -0400
  • Tom Fones
    signed 2019-05-26 11:49:51 -0400
    Great job as usual Medea, et al
  • Raul Anorve
    signed 2019-05-26 11:39:11 -0400
    Raul Anorve
  • Terumi Terao
    signed 2019-05-26 10:43:57 -0400
  • Thomas Botch
    signed via 2019-05-26 10:35:34 -0400
    Make capitalism attractive to Venezuela by not bombing it.
  • Lori Tooker
    signed 2019-05-26 10:24:15 -0400
  • Samuel Morningstar
    signed 2019-05-26 09:42:39 -0400
  • Zandra Price
    signed 2019-05-26 08:34:34 -0400
  • Edward Gibney
    signed 2019-05-26 07:16:16 -0400
    Please allow the Turkish government to caretake the Venezuelan embassy.

    Guaidó is nobody.
  • Karen Ferguson
    signed 2019-05-26 05:48:56 -0400
  • Kamal Aranki
    signed 2019-05-26 05:38:45 -0400
  • Heather Koponen
    signed 2019-05-26 04:36:07 -0400
  • anastasia Cretekos
    signed 2019-05-26 03:56:31 -0400
  • Crystal Anne Mourad
    signed 2019-05-26 03:41:39 -0400
  • Dr Susan Caswell
    signed 2019-05-26 02:52:30 -0400
  • Karoline Haffner
    signed 2019-05-26 01:17:22 -0400
  • Barbara Callahan
    signed 2019-05-26 00:59:46 -0400
    Barbara Callahan
  • Daniel Hegarty
    signed 2019-05-26 00:59:06 -0400
    The American empire is over Pompeo

    Stop wasting my tax dollars on your foolish imperial designs
  • Grace Shimizu
    signed 2019-05-26 00:30:49 -0400
  • Kevin Donnelly
    signed 2019-05-25 23:29:05 -0400

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