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VENEZUELAN President Nicolas Maduro has called for international support to investigate the cyber attacks which paralysed the country’s electricity system over the weekend.
He announced the creation of a special commission to carry out the investigations and hopes China, Russia, Iran and Cuba will help, along with the United Nations (UN).
It will be led by Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez, he said, explaining that the attacks had been carried out from two US cities, Houston and Chicago.
Attorney general Tarek William Saab said on Tuesday that Juan Guaido, who is fomenting a coup against the democratically elected Venezuelan president, was being investigated for “sabotage” of the country’s electricity system.
“The people have been harmed from those who think it’s all right to sabotage the electrical system and to generate a civil confrontation and then call to assault political power.
“This has only one name: terrorism. They are not political,” Mr Maduro said.
Venezuela’s Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez confirmed that power had been restored across most of the country.
Water supplies have been affected by the electricity cuts, with Mr Maduro announcing the special “Blue Tank” plan to deliver a tank of water to all households in Venezuela.
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