Venezuela Describes New U.S. Sanctions as Irrational

Caracas, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela today described as irrational the recent sanctions against this South American country by the United States, whose president, Donald Trump, included the Venezuelan people in a new immigration veto.

In a statement, the Bolivarian government charged that Trump took the coercive measure under the false argument that Venezuelans represent a terrorist threat and a threat against U.S. public order.

The Foreign Ministry noted that the new action uses terrorism as a means to achieve political objectives, in addition to promoting a wrong view of Venezuela to the world.

It also reaffirmed its strong condemnation of the implementation of unilateral coercive measures in flagrant violation of the principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter, international law and the rules that should govern friendly relations and cooperation among States.

The Foreign Ministry also reiterated its position on the condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and drew attention to the unfriendly and hostile actions by the United States, which seeks to stigmatize the South American country.

The Bolivarian government also lamented the inclusion of Venezuela in a unilateral list of nations that allegedly promote terrorism.

These kinds of lists, it emphasized, are incompatible with international law and constitute a form of psychological and political terrorism.

The Foreign Ministry added that the Venezuelan people are victims of these sanctions due to their pacifist vocation, tolerance and respect for the different religions and beliefs that are freely and harmoniously professed in this South American country.

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