Russia: sanctions against Foreign Minister Arreaza are a crude US attempt to pressure
The Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation was indignated after the imposition of sanctions made by the United States government against the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, according to a statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry published this Friday, April 26.
“We are outraged by the information that the United States imposed personal sanctions against the Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza (…) once again a crude attempt is made to pressure the government of this country and the Venezuelan people”, said the Russian ministry.
This decision of Washington, as reviews the text of Moscow, shows again its refusal to seek a negotiated and peaceful solution to the situation in Venezuela. For the Kremlin, “this is the manifestation of the increasingly aggressive strategy of the United States to discredit international diplomacy and replace it with impositions and cynical economic and political pressures”.
“In fact, the United States insists on excluding any possibility of a civilized dialogue with the legitimate authorities of Venezuela and seeks to obstruct its international contacts, including at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) in New York”, denounced the Russian Chancellery
The official document states that the US redoubled its pressure against the South American country, especially since January 23, when they announced that they did not recognize the mandate of the constitutional president Nicolás Maduro Moros, and instead acepted the deputy Juan Guaidó who proclaimed himself that day as “president manager”of the country.
In this sense, Russia has requested that the US government turn to the area of international law and stop the blackmail against Venezuela.
“We urge the United States to return to the international legal field, to stop the policy of blackmail and provoke external tension in Venezuela. The world community needs to promote the establishment of an inclusive Venezuelan dialogue. There is no alternative to this”.