Through a statement, the Venezuelan government rejected this January 2, 2019 “the interventionist attitude of the Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo”, who came to the inauguration of the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonario, and in a conversation with media after meeting with the new Brazilian Foreign Minister, Ernesto Araújo, he mentioned Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua as “countries that do not have shared democratic values.” an opportunity to work together against authoritarian regimes, “said the US official on his country’s relations with Brazil, a day after the inauguration of Bolsonaro.
In this regard, the Venezuelan government responded to “the ruling supremacist elite in the United States,” that “Venezuela is irrevocably free and independent, while demanding due respect for its national sovereignty, as well as the immediate lifting of the inhuman economic blockade and of the unilateral coercive measures against the Venezuelan economy “.
Below, the full statement:
The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela categorically rejects the interventionist attitude of the Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, who, in another of his erratic actions, has come to Latin America to issue direct orders to the governments subordinated to Washington, with the aim of escalating their aggressions against the people of Venezuela in their obsessive purpose of seeking a regime change by force.
The Bolivarian Government once again denounces to the world the blatant and repeated interference of the Trump Administration in the internal affairs of Venezuela, accompanied by blackmail and pressure on countries of the region, in open violation of the most elementary principles of International Law.
In view of the repeated and desperate imperialist interventionist actions against the Venezuelan people, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reminds the governing supremacist elite in the United States that Venezuela is irrevocably free and independent, while at the same time demanding respect for its national sovereignty, as well as the immediate lifting of the inhuman economic blockade and unilateral coercive measures against the Venezuelan economy, defined by the independent expert of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, Alfred de Zayas, as flagrant crimes against humanity.
Caracas, January 2, 2019
Translated by JRE