Venezuela Offers Help to US Congress to Investigate Failed Raid

(TELESUR) – Attorney General Saab pointed out that Silvercorp and former U.S. military personnel have not only “violated laws within Venezuela but also in the U.S. territory.”

The Venezuelan Prosecutor’s Office sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives President Nancy Pelosi whereby the South American country offers its collaboration so that the lawmakers can make an exhaustive investigation about the failed raid against Venezuela.

“Our institution will do what is necessary for justice to be done and commits itself as necessary to collaborate as a sovereign power with any U.S. institution,” Attorney General Tarek William Saab said.

The official said that the letter sent to Pelosi “has been received in formal terms” and that it provides “quality information about the events that have surrounded the so-called “Operation Gideon”, the name given by the U.S. mercenaries to their failed raid.

Early this month, the Venezuelan government thwarted two maritime raids in which eight people died and 66 were arrested, including two former U.S. military personnel linked to contractor Silvercorp.

On May 12, the president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives, Eliot Engel, asked President Donald Trump’s administration for information about the attacks.

Trump himself has denied that his administration was involved in the attacks and stressed that if he ever decides to intervene in Venezuela, it would be with a military “invasion”.

“If we ever did something with Venezuela it wouldn’t be that way. It would be slightly different. It would be called an invasion,” he said.