26 | 08 | 2019

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova’s answer to a RIA Novosti question in connection with new anti-Venezuela sanctions imposed by the United States

Question: What do you think about the new restrictions that the US administration has imposed on Venezuela? Will they influence the process of the intra-Venezuelan dialogue?

Maria Zakharova: On August 5, President Donald Trump signed an executive order freezing all Venezuelan state assets on US territory and also prohibiting all US individuals and legal entities from doing business with the legitimate government of Venezuela and its representatives.

The Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, demanded on Tuesday the United Nations Organization (UN) to make a pronouncement before the illegal economic blockade imposed by the United States government on the oil nation, which has been formalized by the President Donald Trump’s most recent executive order.

Specifically, the diplomat referred to the Secretary General of the agency, António Guterres, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, whose report released last July by her Office, was questioned by the Venezuelan government which submitted 70 observations.

In an interview offered to the Central Edition program, broadcast through the multistate Telesur this Friday, the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, rejected and repudiated the new threats of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, on the imposition of a possible naval or quarantine blockade to the South American country with support from neighboring countries.

He also insisted that the Human Rights Council of the United Nations (UN), must act against these threats to peace and international security pronounced by the ruling elite of Washington, “we will insist on each of the Permanent and non-permanent members of the Security Council to comply with the Charter of the United Nations, they have that obligation (…) The United States should be immediately neutralized by the multilateral system, by the United Nations to avoid a tragedy”.

During an Open Debate of the United Nations Security Council (UN) on armed conflicts and their effects on the civilian population, the permanent ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Samuel Moncada, denounced the constant war threats by the United States against the South American country.

“The Government of Donald Trump for the last two years has been dedicated to planning a war against Venezuela through the economic blockade, the looting of our wealth, sabotage in food purchases; and continues with increasingly serious actions”, he said.

This Thursday, in statements to the press, the spokeswoman of the Chancellery of the Russian Federation, María Zajárova, called on the United States government and the countries of the European Union, to put aside the interference in the internal affairs and negotiation between the Venezuelan government and the opposition, which are carried out in Barbados.

From the Miraflores Palace, the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, received and recognized the activists who make up the Collective of Protection of the Embassy of Venezuela in Washington with the replica of the Saber of Simon Bolivar as a token of gratitude to their work of protection against the threats of illegal taking by representatives of Juan Guaidó and the aggressions sponsored by the White House.

The activists remained for more than a month and a half demanding respect for international law and Venezuelan sovereignty until their forced eviction on May 13.

As part of the simultaneous activities carried out by Zwelivelile Mandlesizwe, South African activist, politician, and grandson of Nelson Mandela in Venezuela, he visited on Sunday the Cuartel de la Montaña 4F, in the January 23 parish, Caracas, on the occasion of commemorating 65 years of the birth of Commander Hugo Chavez.

Military Academy of the Bolivarian Army, Caracas .- “More than 80 percent of Venezuelans reject the call for a military intervention on our country”, said the constitutional president of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro Moros, referring to various studies of public opinion expressing “the union of the people of Venezuela in defense of sovereignty, self-determination of the sacred nature of Venezuela to peace”.

During the press conference offered on Monday by the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, to address the balance of the results obtained at the Ministerial Meeting of the NAM Coordination Bureau. It was reported that since September last year they have held Various conversations with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Gutérres to facilitate, through the international organization, the entry of the supposed humanitarian aid that the US government wishes to send to the Venezuelan people.

The Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, confirmed the success of the Ministerial Meeting of the Coordination Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), which was held in Caracas on July 20 and 21 under the slogan “Promotion and Peacebuilding through Respect for International Law”.

At a press conference from the Casa Amarilla Antonio José de Sucre, where he offered a balance of this important international meeting, the diplomat stressed the attendance of the delegations of the 120 States parties to the organization, as well as the representatives of invited international organizations; from observer countries; and senior officials of the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation, who were especially invited to Venezuela, despite the pressures that some countries were subject to.

The Ministers of the Ministerial Committee of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) on Palestine, meeting on July 20, 2019, in Caracas, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, in the framework of the Ministerial Meeting of the Movement Coordination Bureau, taking into account the prevailing need to address the decisive events in the international arena and the continuing deterioration of the situation on the ground, which are dangerously undermining the inalienable rights and legitimate national aspirations of the Palestinian people and the expectations for a peaceful and fair solution for the Palestinian issue.

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