Russian Foreign Ministry denounced the US decision to impose sanctions on Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, demanding that Washington should return to the framework of international law and stop the policies of extortion and fueling tension in Venezuela. .
In a statement on Friday, Russia foreign ministry said that “Washington has repeatedly shown its rejection of the negotiating methods to resolve the situation. In essence, the United States is exasperatingly reviewing any possibilities for civilized dialogue with the legitimate authorities in Caracas and seeking to block its contacts. Including at United Nations Headquarters in New York.”
“We see this as a new review of the American approach to discredit diplomacy and replace it with” economic and political dictates and pressures, “the ministry said, noting that the United States is resorting to threats to use force to change governments that dislike in other countries.
The Russian foreign ministry called on the international community to make efforts to establish a comprehensive Venezuelan dialogue.
The United States has announced the imposition of sanctions on Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, saying it is “an element in an illegal regime .. Washington has already imposed sanctions on several senior Venezuelan officials in the security services, government and in the oil sector against the backdrop of the Venezuelan crisis.