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

Phillip Cripps
Marian Grebanier Grebanier
K Bruss
Frances Goff
Ethel MacDonald
Jeri Tatum
John MacDougall
Jim Loveland
Zoe Goorman
Douglas Kline
Sigrid Meinel
Cara Kulwicki
Karl Fromuth
Don Swall
John Bartlett
Jim Dorenkott
Joanne clarke
Charles Otto
Kenneth Lederman
Jessica Wardlaw
Jackie Warren Demijohn
Andy Andre
tom larsen
Tammy Nealis
Doris Katzen
Selina Webb
Paul Corell
Judith Janes
Susan Yerry
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  • Phillip Cripps
    signed 2019-05-25 18:32:33 -0400
  • Marian Grebanier Grebanier
    signed 2019-05-25 17:52:48 -0400
  • K Bruss
    signed 2019-05-25 16:48:06 -0400
  • Frances Goff
    signed 2019-05-25 16:31:06 -0400
  • Ethel MacDonald
    signed 2019-05-25 16:30:03 -0400
  • Jeri Tatum
    @Cacaogurl333 tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-25 16:29:39 -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
  • Jeri Tatum
    signed 2019-05-25 16:29:24 -0400
  • John MacDougall
    signed 2019-05-25 16:14:32 -0400
  • Jim Loveland
    signed 2019-05-25 16:04:23 -0400
  • Zoe Goorman
    signed 2019-05-25 16:00:29 -0400
  • Douglas Kline
    signed 2019-05-25 15:45:10 -0400
  • Sigrid Meinel
    signed 2019-05-25 15:35:51 -0400
    This is a good response to the argument about control of the DC Venezuelan embassy especially because the US government has asked the Swiss to take charge of our embassy in Caracus.
  • Cara Kulwicki
    signed 2019-05-25 15:31:23 -0400
  • Karl Fromuth
    signed 2019-05-25 15:13:36 -0400
  • Don Swall
    signed 2019-05-25 15:02:43 -0400
  • John Bartlett
    signed 2019-05-25 14:50:09 -0400
  • Jim Dorenkott
    signed 2019-05-25 14:15:50 -0400
    Jim Dorenkott
  • Joanne clarke
    signed 2019-05-25 12:56:32 -0400
  • Charles Otto
    signed 2019-05-25 12:29:17 -0400
  • Kenneth Lederman
    signed 2019-05-25 12:13:28 -0400
    Renee Weitzner
  • Jessica Wardlaw
    signed 2019-05-25 11:57:46 -0400
  • Jackie Warren Demijohn
    signed 2019-05-25 11:54:39 -0400
  • Andy Andre
    signed 2019-05-25 10:53:35 -0400
  • tom larsen
    signed 2019-05-25 10:37:09 -0400
  • Tammy Nealis
    signed 2019-05-25 10:13:15 -0400
  • Doris Katzen
    signed 2019-05-25 09:07:35 -0400
  • Selina Webb
    signed 2019-05-25 08:58:03 -0400
  • Paul Corell
    signed via 2019-05-25 07:44:35 -0400
    We here in Brooklyn are stunned that the United States government would even think of displacing the delegation of the legitimately elected government in Venezuela with a representative of a person (Guaido) who was not elected to be the leader of Venezuela. Therefore, I, as a citizen of the United States, say: “Back off” and approve the agreement incorporating Turkey as the protecting power for the Venezuelan interests in Washington, D.C.
  • Judith Janes
    signed 2019-05-25 07:05:37 -0400
  • Susan Yerry
    signed 2019-05-25 06:59:48 -0400

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