The Under Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the United States, brian nicholsrevealed that they have requested “talks” with the regime of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, to achieve approaches that lower political and diplomatic tensions with Nicaragua, due to the Joe Biden Administration’s questioning of the de facto police state and the climate of political violence imposed by Ortega in Nicaragua.
“What we have requested is that we maintain contact, that there be talks, that they accept our new ambassador, that we be able to follow a path of dialogue so that there is a better Nicaragua with democracy.”, Nichols assured in an interview given to the journalist Luis Galeano for the Voices in Freedom portal, and reported by 100% Noticiasduring the special coverage by the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations that takes place in New York.
“We are present in Managua at Ambassador Kevin Sullivan and (Hugo) Rodríguez is the nominee to continue as ambassador of the United States, something important for us and we will continue requesting that”Nichols added.
On July 28, the regime Hugo Rodríguez withdrew the approval granted as a possible new US ambassador, arguing that the diplomat “made interfering and disrespectful statements.” The decision came after Rodríguez appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and advocated a return to democracy and an end to human rights violations in Nicaragua.
“The Government of Nicaragua, in use of its powers and in exercise of its national sovereignty, immediately withdraws the approval granted to the candidate Hugo Rodríguez,” said Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Denis Moncada Colindres on that occasion, through the media of the regime propaganda.
Nichols insisted that the situation in Nicaragua is “very worrying, due to the anti-democratic practices by the Ortega Murillo regime”.
“We are dealing with the issue in various forums such as the Human Rights Council (of the UN), economic affairs and many bilateral meetings.”, Indian.
Ortega ruled out dialogue with the United States
During his speeches for the act of last July 19, Ortega ruled out any dialogue with the Government of the United States, which has imposed a series of international sanctions against more than 50 high-ranking officials of the regime, including Vice President Murillo, for their involvement in repression, corruption and serious human rights violations.
In the act, Ortega compared his regime with General Augusto Sandino, assassinated by the National Guard with the collusion of the United States in 1934 and said that the dialogues with the US are to “put the noose around the neck.” “What dialogue can there be with the devil? As Che says: ‘the Yankees, imperialism, cannot be believed even a little bit because they finish you off’. We would like to have good relations with the United States, but it is impossible and here there has never been any aggression against the United States. The dialogues are to put the rope around one’s neck, that oneself put the rope around one’s neck, ”said the dictator in his intervention.
Nichols was also approached by the fierce pursuit of the regime against the Catholic Churchwhich has resulted in the imprisonment, exile and harassment of priests, in addition to the forcible impediment of carrying out religious activities, as is currently the case in Masaya.
“It is extremely worrying because the Nicaraguan Constitution and the OAS Charter oblige the rights of freedom of worship and that is something that violates those fundamental rights.”referred to the senior official.