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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Connie Stomper
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Robert Fenwick
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Thomas Milcarek
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Vivian Johnson
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Comments

  • Connie Stomper
    signed 2019-05-22 01:54:40 -0400
    Please approve this protecting power agreement.
  • Ana Estrada
    signed 2019-05-22 01:42:59 -0400
  • Davie Macdonald
    signed via 2019-05-22 01:31:43 -0400
  • Maria Rodriguez
    signed 2019-05-22 00:41:46 -0400
  • Jody Coss
    signed 2019-05-22 00:38:08 -0400
  • Daniel Shea
    signed 2019-05-22 00:30:10 -0400
    This is the right move until peaceful diplomacy can be reached and U.S. Sanctions and Embargoes are lifted.


    Regime Change Wars and military interventions are not an options and all those involved in Coup D’etat attempts should be brought to trial and those who conspired on foreign lands should be extradited for treason.
  • Vicki Ryder
    signed 2019-05-21 23:50:10 -0400
  • Hector Figarella
    signed via 2019-05-21 23:45:10 -0400
  • Jodie Evans
    @MsJodieEvans tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-21 23:40:44 -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 https://www.codepink.org/protectingpower?recruiter_id=666217
  • Jodie Evans
    signed 2019-05-21 23:40:39 -0400
  • Robert Fenwick
    signed via 2019-05-21 23:25:17 -0400
  • Lorilee House
    signed 2019-05-21 23:23:28 -0400
  • Chipmonk
    @tibetanfighting tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-21 23:17:53 -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 https://www.codepink.org/protectingpower?recruiter_id=624506
  • Thomas Milcarek
    signed 2019-05-21 23:17:30 -0400
    It is a dam shame our Atate Department does not speak ut STONGLY against the Crimes within our own Government. Why do we have a state department if they don’t stop criminal activity by elected officials?
  • VivaVenezuelaLibre DePutoscomunistas
    signed 2019-05-21 23:13:07 -0400
    EL RECONTRACOÑISIMO DE SUS PUTAS MADRES, COMUNISTAS DE MIERDA, CHAVISTAS ASQUEROSOS, MADURISTAS HIJOS DE PUTA. MUERANSE.
  • Kiara Sencion
    signed via 2019-05-21 23:11:08 -0400
  • Julia Williams
    signed 2019-05-21 23:02:21 -0400
    Sign, and show that at least in one area the US follows international law.
  • Lela Lofton
    signed 2019-05-21 22:59:37 -0400
  • Lisa Reissig
    signed 2019-05-21 22:54:22 -0400
  • Dr. Harel Barzilai
    signed 2019-05-21 22:52:33 -0400
  • Jordan Atkin
    signed 2019-05-21 22:51:08 -0400
  • Eric Jens Andresen
    @Andresen16Eric tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-21 22:44:04 -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 https://www.codepink.org/protectingpower?recruiter_id=835381
  • Eric Andresen
    signed 2019-05-21 22:43:51 -0400
    Will the U.S. government act within the law or will they continue to be without respect and dignity?
  • Toni Rozsahegyi
    signed via 2019-05-21 22:37:58 -0400
  • Medea Benjamin
    signed 2019-05-21 22:37:46 -0400
    This is WAY BETTER than moving further down the path towards US military intervention and war!!! Negotiations now!!!
  • Ashley Dieckmeyer
    signed via 2019-05-21 22:33:34 -0400
  • Mark Manley
    signed 2019-05-21 22:30:52 -0400
    Mark Manley
  • Filiz Kirca
    signed 2019-05-21 22:29:32 -0400
  • Jeanette Radell
    signed 2019-05-21 22:26:50 -0400
  • Vivian Johnson
    signed 2019-05-21 22:22:02 -0400
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