Venezuela rejects and denounces new US aggression against President Nicolás Maduro

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela denounced to the international community the new aggression by the United States Government, of announcing alleged unilateral sanctions against President Nicolás Maduro, as part of a sustained campaign of aggression against the Islamic Republic of Iran and Venezuela.

Through a statement, the Venezuelan Chancellory stressed that these actions represent a new attempt to disown the United Nations and its Security Council:

«This new action against multilateralism confirms that the ruling elite of the United States has no respect for joint decisions, necessary to preserve international peace and security.»

Likewise, in the document Venezuela ratified its irreducible commitment to the United Nations and its adherence to the decisions taken legally and collectively within this Organization.

Following, the full content of the Communique:

“The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela rejects and denounces before the international community a new aggression on the part of the government of the United States of America, of announcing without any basis, alleged unilateral sanctions against the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, as part of a sustained campaign of aggressions against the Islamic Republic of Iran, Venezuela and fundamentally against the entire multilateral system of the United Nations.

On this occasion, Washington makes yet another attempt to disown the institutionality of the United Nations, in particular its Security Council, by falsely announcing the alleged reactivation of coercive measures against Iran in an illegal and unilateral manner, with the express refusal of 13 of the 15 members of the aforementioned Council and of the UN Secretary General himself. This new action against multilateralism confirms that the ruling elite of the United States has no respect whatsoever for joint decisions necessary to preserve international peace and security.

In this sense, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela ratifies its irreducible commitment to the United Nations and its adherence to the decisions taken legally and collectively within this Organization. Likewise, Venezuela, as an independent State, reaffirms that no intimidating and arrogant action by the US government will prevent it from exercising its sovereign right to establish economic and commercial relations freely with the Islamic Republic of Iran and with any State, within the framework of the regulations that govern and regulate international trade.”

Caracas, September 21, 2020