Venezuela rejects reports from the ex-UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The FM of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, rejected on Tuesday the reports of the outgoing United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, in relation to the South American country.

“Always biased, always against Venezuela, assuming a personal political position”, the diplomat reiterated during the general debate on the oral update of the Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in Geneva.

During his speech, FM Arreaza denounced the consequences of the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States and the European Union against Venezuela, in addition to the assassination in state of frustration against President Nicolás Maduro.

“We denounce, once again here, the siege against Venezuela, the economic-financial blockade against our country, the unilateral coercive measures (…) that try to make our economy scream as they did in Chile”, he added, recalling the 45th anniversary of the coup that terminated the mandate and the life of the then President Salvador Allende.

The Venezuelan diplomat ratified, in this context, his willingness to start a new stage of cooperation with the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, and with the new High Commissioner for Human Rights of the organization, Michelle Bachelet.

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