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Venezuela rejects Trump’s threat of military attack


The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has strongly rejected the threat of military action made by President of the United States Donald Trump.

In a release issued on August 14, the Venezuelan government said the statements made by Trump on August 11 were “unfriendly and hostile” and a “clear violation of the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and the rules of International Law…”

The release said the “warmongering declarations” by Trump, “clearly framed within the systematic aggressions of the US administration against Venezuela, represent a direct threat against peace, stability, independence, territorial unity, sovereignty and the right to Self-determination of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, just one day after the Venezuelan Head of State, Nicolás Maduro Moros, had renewed his call to establish relations based on equality and cooperation with the Government of the United States of America, on the basis of mutual respect.”

According to the release, the threat by President Trump “seeks to drag Latin America and the Caribbean to a conflict that would permanently alter the stability, peace and security of our region.”

The Venezuelan government warned the international community about the great threat posed to it, when the US administration “reaffirms its imperial character and neo-colonial vocation in our America, in clear contempt of the Venezuelan people and their proven pacifist and libertarian vocation.”

The release called on members of the international community and “the free peoples of the world to express their clearest and most unequivocal condemn of this dangerous attack on the peace and stability of the American continent. The time has come for international organisations and multilateral fora in the region and in the world to reaffirm the validity of the rules of international law and to curb the most aggressive action of the US Empire against the Venezuelan people in more than a hundred years. We call on all the patriots of Venezuela, without distinction of colour or political party, to unite in the defence of our sacred soil, our sacred people, against the insolent aggression of the foreigner,” the release ended.