Venezuela and Cuba are shocked by the extradition of Alex Saab, likewise, the Cuban government has qualified this action as “arbitrary” and “political”.

Therefore, the Chancellor of the Government of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, made known the position before the apprehension of the diplomat Alex Saab in Cape Verde and also taken illegally to the United States.

“We denounce the arbitrary detention and the politically motivated judicial process of the U.S. against Alex Saab, which constitutes a manipulation of justice and International Law by a government that gives protection to terrorists, assaults and stole funds from the Venezuelan people”, asserted the official of President Miguel Díaz-Canel.

Likewise, Russia rejected the arrest of Alex Nain Saab and his extradition to the United States; this, as a result of Venezuela’s decision to suspend negotiations with the opposition.

“We are concerned about the news about the interruption of the dialogue being held in Mexico between the Venezuelan Government and the opposition Unitary Platform, due to the extradition at the request of the United States of the member of the Venezuelan government delegation in those negotiations and Special Envoy of the President of Venezuela, Alex Saab”, said Maria Zajarova, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country.

This also indicates that the responsibility for the negotiations to continue falls on the community outside the conflict, in order to guarantee a good climate of dialogue; this in relation to the statement of the official, Zajarova. “More than once we have drawn attention to a special responsibility that falls on the external forces for the formation of a climate of trust during the dialogue and warned about the destructive consequences that could result from abrupt and ill-considered steps,” she asserted.

“The intention to contribute to the negotiations was not imposed, but rather the interest to keep Venezuela in a state of latent conflict and under rigorous sanctions, moreover, at a time when the dialogue participants began to find and verify the coincidence of their positions on some points”, he continued.

In a tone more similar to what Venezuela alleges, the Russian ambassador in Caracas, Sergey Mélik-Bagdasárov, described as “kidnapping” the extradition and detention to which Saab has been subjected for the last 16 months.

“Our energetic and resounding protest to the kidnapping of Álex Saab, Special Envoy of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro,” the official tweeted on Venezuelan soil.