U.S. members of congress reject unilateral sanctions against Venezuela
US members of congress recognized again the criminal effects of unilateral coercive measures (wrongly called “sanctions”) against Venezuela, Iran and North Korea imposed by the United States that lessen the fundamental rights of the people.
In a Sense of Congress, members of congress seek to pressure President Trump to clarify to financial institutions that transactions meant to combat COVID-19 should not be blocked.
“Once again, US members of congress recognize the criminal effects of their sanctions against Venezuela, Iran and North Korea in a sense of congress to force Trump to clarify financial institutions that transactions meant to combat COVID-19 should not be blocked,” wrote Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on his Twitter account @jaarreaza, who also shared an excerpt of the document.
They agreed on a collective approach to show the US administration and international financial institutions the importance of providing necessary assistance to countries so that they can face the fiscal challenges posed by the pandemic.
In this context, they requested to end the blockade against Venezuela, Iran and North Korea for humanitarian reasons as all the countries should be part of the global effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.