Venezuela rejects renewal of unilateral sanctions by the US Congress
Venezuela has been a sovereign country for 205 years. We won our Independence from the world's most powerful empire, and it will not be precisely the imperial pretensions contained in illegitimate sanctions which will divert our country from the path chosen by its people from exercising their sovereignty, self-determination, participative and protagonist democracy, that decided to live building a more just, democratic and peaceful society.
We demand President Barack Hussein Obama to respect International Law and the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter and once again we urge him not enact this law that goes against the multilateral system and to repeal the executive order, once he himself has publicly acknowledged that Venezuela poses no threat to the United States. The international community has ratified this message demanding the repeal of US unilateral actions.
The imposition of unilateral sanctions on Venezuela demonstrates the double standards of the US government, which on the one hand claims to be in favor of a dialogue in Venezuela and at the same time, with this political gesture, encourages historically anti-democratic and violent opposition sectors to continue sabotaging efforts to maintain peace and respect the Venezuelan constitutional order.
The People and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reiterates confidence in their legitimate institutions, and condemn any attempt to disavow and intimidate them, reaffirming his belief in the words of Commander Hugo Chavez: “No one will stop the victorious march of the Homeland of Simon Bolivar!
"United Nations, now, in the 21st Century and for the third millennium, should focus all of its efforts, to the utmost, on moral, intellectual, scientific, social, cultural, economic and financial order, in the fight against the demons of hunger, poverty and death that scourge our planet."
"We will take with us to the UN a voice that repudiates terrorism and speaks out in favour of world peace; that respects the sovereignty of peoples and has the credit of the 181 countries who voted for us, not as an imperialist power that conquers peoples, but with our Bolivarian vision of peace and the right to exist."
"We must speak clearly and firmly on this point: during the United Nations’ 70 years of existence, the Palestinian people have faced a constant lack of respect for the most basic rights, and it is shameful that this organisation has known about the situation since it was founded and to date no political solution to the conflict has been reached"
"Venezuela will now, more than ever, be an active voice in the defence of the sovereign equality of nations; in particular of the inalienable rights of the peoples of the South to development and peace"