During his speech in the UN Security Council this Wednesday, Venezuelan Ambassador Samuel Moncada listed the unilateral coercive measures and the aggression Venezuela has endured as well as their serious effects on the lives of its citizens, including the impact on the gasoline supply.
“What would happen if, in the middle of Covid-19, New York ran out of gasoline?” Moncada asked about “US sanctions” illegally imposed on Venezuela, preventing the manufacture and acquisition of fuel in the midst of the worst pandemic in more than a century.
He pointed out how the US takes the decision of conceiving their national law as universally applicable and, therefore, they believe that this type of action against human rights is legitimate, “it would be a crime against humanity, which is exactly what the United States does around the world and is currently doing against 30 million Venezuelans.”
The senior official warned of serious violations against the right to international trade and freedom of navigation by that country, by militarily threatening the Iranian tankers which are approaching Venezuela with fuel supplies to help alleviate the negative effects of US sanctions on millions of Venezuelans that are giving heroic combat against Covid-19.
Featured image: A long line of motorists wait to fill up with gasoline in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 02, 2020. Lines at gas stations around the country’s capital are getting longer and longer due to US sanctions. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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Translated by JRE/EF