The World Peace Council condemns strongly the decision of the US
Attorney General, on behalf of the US administration, to announce
criminal charges against the President of the Bolivarian Republic of
Venezuela and other high ranking officials with the pretext of their
alleged involvement in international drug trafficking.
The US General Attorney threatens to designate the Bolivarian Republic
of Venezuela as “a state sponsoring terrorism”. This decision of the
US-administration constitutes not only a further escalation in the
provocations, coercive measures and interference against a sovereign
country, it proves also the cynical and arrogant approach of the USA,
which is using the critical times of the pandemic of COVID 19 worldwide,
to impose new additional sanctions on the country and its people. The
people of Venezuela are already suffering from the sanctions and
restrictions imposed by the US imperialists and its allies from EU and
the “Lima Group”, which do not allow the country to purchase medicine
and other vital products since more than one year. It is the same forces
who recognize a self-proclaimed puppet as their “chosen leader” against
any legitimacy, logic and international law and it is the same forces
which do not allow during the COVID 19 crisis the country to buy and
provide technical equipment and health products for the National Health
System in the international markets.
The new decision of the USA today, acting as the “world sheriff” and
announcing millions of US Dollars for the capturing of the legitimate
President Nicolas Maduro, officers and ministers of the country has no
precedent and are arbitrary and void.
The WPC expresses its profound solidarity to the people of Venezuela, to
the anti-imperialist peace loving forces in their struggle to defend
their sovereign right to choose their leadership and destiny alone and
without any foreign interference and to fight back the imperialist
aggression, interference and provocations.
We call upon all WPC members and friends to strengthen the solidarity
actions with the people of Venezuela and to plan for the 19th April,
which is the International Day in Solidarity with the Bolivarian
Republic of Venezuela, actions in protest of the imperialist threats and
actions in solidarity of the Venezuelan people in coordination with our
Member Organisation in Venezuela (Committee for International Solidarity
and Struggle for Peace-COSI)
The WPC Secretariat 26th March 2020
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