UNITED NATIONS, September 24. /TASS/. The US government plans to set up a military base on a territory of Guyana and Venezuela in order to exacerbate the dispute between the two nations and plunder energy resources, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Yvan Gil Pinto said.
"Today, the government of the United States of America seeks to appropriate our oil resources by using Exxon Mobil, which has incorporated the government of Guyana into its ranks. Guyana is granting oil concessions in an undelimited maritime territory, in total violation of international law. Unilateral disposal of a disputed territory is not permissible, but the Republic of Guyana persists in its illegal conduct," he told the 78th session of the UN General Assembly.
"We denounce that the government of the United States of America intends to militarize the situation. The Southern Command seeks to establish a military base in the contested territory with the aim of <…> consolidating the plunder of our energy resources," the top Venezuelan diplomat added.