Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Ministry of People’s Power for
Unofficial Translation.- The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela strongly rejects the renewal of the Executive Order issued by the President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, that inexplicably insists in declaring Venezuela an unusual and extraordinary threat against the national security and foreign policy of the United States.
The unilateralism and extraterritoriality perpetually practiced in the world by the United States Government constitute a flagrant violation of the principles and aims of the United Nations Charter as well as international law, threatening the validity of multilateralism and the mechanisms of protections and guarantees of the principles of non-interference in domestic affairs and sovereign equality of States.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela condemns the double standard of the Government of the United States, that, in being one of the countries where the violation of human rights is a State policy and extreme bellicosity is practiced in entire regions of the world, denying people access en masse to human rights, seeks to give other countries lessons, in what it itself intentionally lacks, in order to justify interventionism.
Venezuela denounces to the international community that this aggression incites anti-democratic and violent elements of the Venezuelan opposition to infringe upon Venezuelan institutionalism and its legitimate and constitutional authorities.
The U.S. government, in yet another example of its arrogance, has left unheeded the calls by the peoples of the world and the international community, contained in the declarations of UNASUR, ALBA, PetroCaribe, NAM, G77 plus China and CELAC, that expressly urged the rescission and non-renewal of this unbelievable Executive Order.
As a result, the Venezuelan government has decided to submit relations with the United States of America to a comprehensive review. From this sacred ground, a handful of men rose up to conquer liberty and independence for a great part of the American continent. Two hundred years after this gesture of liberation, Hugo Chávez reasserted our right to be free and sovereign. Venezuela, its women and men of good will, hold to the visionary phrase of the Father of our Homeland, Simón Bolívar:
“The United States seems destined by providence to plague America with misery in the name of liberty.”