The Chancellor of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, rejected on Monday the interventionist policy by the European Union against dialogue and peace in Venezuela:
«Their colonial heritage and reminiscences lead them through the abyss of illegality, aggression and persecution of our peoples. Venezuela reserves a due and forceful response», said the Chancellor through his social networks.
Chancellor Arreaza’s statement comes after the European Union (EU) imposed sanctions on 11 Venezuelans on Monday, including the President of the National Assembly (AN), Luis Parra.
According to the AFP news agency, the sanctions are mostly for actions against the opposition to the Government of the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro.
Among the 11 people sanctioned, highlight the names of Luis Eduardo Parra, president of the National Assembly (AN); Tania Díaz, first vice president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC); Elvis Amoroso, Comptroller General of the Republic; José Adelino Ornelas, Secretary General of the Defense Council of the Nation; and Franklyn Duarte member and first vice president of the National Assembly.
Likewise are pointed out José Gregorio Noriega, member and second vice-president of the National Assembly; Jorge Elieser Marquez Monsalve, director of Conatel; Juan José Mendoza, second vice president of the Supreme Court of Justice of Venezuela (TSJ); Farik Mora, prosecutor of the Special Court of First Instance of Venezuela with an office in the General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM) and Gladys Requena, vice president of the ANC.
The decision, published in the Official Journal of the EU, brings to 36 the number of people sanctioned for, in the opinion of the bloc, undermining democracy, the rule of law and human rights in Venezuela.
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«The European Union repeats its interventionist policy against dialogue and peace in Venezuela. Their colonial heritage and reminiscences lead them through the abyss of illegality, aggression and persecution of our peoples. Venezuela reserves a due and forceful response»