CARACAS, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called for a rally Thursday outside Syria's embassy in Caracas against a potential U.S.-led military intervention in the Middle East country.
Those against Western military intervention in Syria are to march from downtown Caracas to the embassy, which is located on Casiquiare Avenue, in the Colinas de Bello Monte district in the eastern part of the Venezuelan capital.
Syrian ambassador Ghasan Abbas will address the demonstrators with a speech, according to the Venezuelan News Agency (AVN).
In a statement issued by the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, Maduro condemned a proposed military intervention in Syria sparked by allegations that the government of President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against Syrian civilians.
On Aug. 21, an apparent chemical weapons attack on the outskirts of Syrian capital Damascus killed hundreds of anti- government rebels, and children. The U.S. government soon announced it was mobilizing its warships.
The United Nations sent a team to investigate the incident and it has yet to announce its findings.
On Wednesday, Maduro said "so far the origin (of the attack) is unknown," adding the Syrian government is being accused "without any evidence and before the conclusive results of the United Nations commission."
Maduro compared Syria's current situation to the U.S.-led military invasion against Iraq, and to the Venezuela between 2002 and 2003, when a coup ousted then President Hugo Chavez for a period of 48 hours.
"It's an imperial offensive," said Maduro.