The Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) this Tuesday categorically rejected the arbitrary and unilateral sanctions issued by the US Government against President Nicolás Maduro.
This position was expressed through a statement read in the headquarters of the highest judicial authority in Caracas by the president of the TSJ, Maikel Moreno.
The sanction against the Head of State was imposed through the US Department of the Treasury, in retaliation for the electoral journey held in Venezuela to choose the members of the National Constituent Assembly, which involved more than 8 million Citizens.
«These sanctions have as their goal to subject the Government to imperial interests, affecting the sovereignty and self-determination of the peoples», said Moreno.
The judge said that these actions violate the guarantees and principles of international law, adding that their objective is to subject the Venezuelans to a new model of imperial colonization.
Following, the full statement:
The Supreme Court of Justice categorically rejects the sanctions issued by the United States Government against the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Mr. Nicolás Maduro Moros, for the sole purpose of subjecting the Venezuelan Government to imperialist interests, thereby affecting the sovereignty and self-determination of peoples, grossly violating guarantees and principles of international law.
The United States Government, in its eagerness to erode the democracy of our nation and subject the Venezuelans to a new model of imperial colonization, continues to systematically assault the institutions of the Venezuelan state.
Venezuelan democracy is threatened by the United States Government by imposing a set of unilateral and arbitrary sanctions against the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, as a consequence of its constitutional and legal power to call for the election of the Constituent National Assembly, in accordance with what is established in articles 347, 348 of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
That electoral journey, achieved the mobilization of more than eight million Venezuelans, who manifested their democratic will to elect their new representatives.
We insist that these interventionist actions promoted by the US government are intended to circumvent the peace and democratic stability of the country, coupled with the ignorance of the authorities constitutionally elected by the original power.
Thus, the Government of the United States, in the face of the impossibility of assaulting Venezuela through multilateral organizations, has resorted to arbitrary imposition of sanctions intended to affect the reputation of the Venezuelan State, its Government and its institutions, in order to provoke foreign interventionism, violate peace and promote violence.
With these interventionist actions and ignorance of the domestic legal system, attempts are being made to coerce and intimidate the Venezuelans who support the constitutional process and who see in it an opportunity for a frank dialogue among Venezuelans.
In view of the above and in the framework of the system of collaboration between the public powers, present in the Magna Carta, we express our solidarity with the Constitutional President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, and demand the United States and the nations of the world, to respect the right of Venezuelans to be free, independent and sovereign, and to cease with the interventionist actions, provoking hatred and hostility.