Venezuela condemns unilateral US sanctions against officials


Caracas, 10 Ago. AVN.- Venezuela's foreign minister, Jorge Arreaza, rejected Wednesday unilateral sanctions issued by the United States government against eight Venezuelan officials.

"We want to strongly reject the sanctions that the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) against eight Venezuelans" of which six are elected deputies to the National Constituent Assembly, chancellor said from the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, also known as the Yellow House in Caracas. "It is a lack of respect for our internal affairs," he added.

He pointed out that Venezuela does not recognize these sanctions because they do not respect any principle or international law and attack the democracy and sovereignty of the people.

Arreaza said that "Venezuela can not be sanctioned by anything or anyone. No one has the morality in this world to sanction the people of Bolivar. We absolutely reject this aggression of the empire of the Washington government."

On July 31, the United States also imposed economic sanctions against President Nicolas Maduro, for not suspending the call for the National Constituent Assembly, a mechanism provided for in the Constitution and proposed as a solution to the violence promoted by the right, that so far has left more than 100 dead, thousands injured, and damage to public and private property.

The list of people sanctioned this Wednesday are the constituent members Adan Coromoto Chavez Frias, brother of commander Hugo Chavez; Hermann Escarra; Erika Farias; Carmen Melendez; Dario Vivas and Francisco Ameliach.

They also sanctioned the main rector of the National Electoral Council, Tania D'Amelio, as well as Colonel Bladimir Lugo Armas.

10/08/2017 - 11:43 am