Venezuelan Government has Condemned New US Sanctions

The Venezuelan government has condemned the latest US sanctions against the South American country. They are part of a failed Washington strategy to incite an uprising against the head of state Nicolás Maduro, said Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza.

He called on the international community to respect the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

The US government took new punitive measures against people from Maduro’s entourage on Friday. The Ministry of Finance imposed sanctions on six executives of the security device. They had set up the blockade against the delivery of relief goods and thus aggravated the humanitarian crisis in the country.

Possible possessions of the six parties involved in the US are frozen. Besides, the US government imposed visa restrictions on dozens of people from the Maduro area.

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó announced new demonstrations in the meantime. “We will be retaking the streets in the coming days,” he said in Argentina. The carnival will be used to protest against the government.

In a telephone interview with his American counterpart Mike Pompeo, Russian Foreign Minister Serej Lavrov condemned Saturday the “flagrant interference in the domestic affairs of a sovereign state” and the “destructive influence” of the US in Venezuela.

According to a communication from the Ministry, Moscow is prepared to hold bilateral consultations with Washington, provided that the principles of the UN Charter are strictly complied with.

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