At 209, Venezuela seeks UN intervention to quell rights’ violation by U.S.
By Unekwuojo O.
July 26, 2020 - The Government of Venezuela has called on the United Nations to intervene and stop the United States of America from the flagrant abuse of the sovereignty of the country.
Ambassador of Venezuela to Nigeria, David Caraballo says the call was in view of the several human rights violation against its citizen through the external interference by the U.S.
Caraballo made the call in Abuja during the commemoration of the 209th Independence of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the 237th birthday Simon Boliviar, liberator of Venezuela
He said some of the human rights violation against Venezuela includes the U.S interference in its constitution, imposition of the economic coercive measures and looting of Venezuela’s funds and resources alongside other countries.
The Ambassador said Venezuela was trusting on the multilateral mechanisms of the UN to preserve its democracy, independence, sovereignty and constitution which has been under threat from the United States of America.
“Today we are celebrating with the diplomatic Corp, with the solidarity movement, with the students for the Spanish language and other friends.
“On the birthday of the liberator of the Bolivarian movement 237 birthday and 209th anniversary celebration on the declaration of our independence on 5th July
“From the Independence until today where we support and fight against the unilateral coercive measure and the Venezuelan people are working together.
“Working to defeat all the threats, all the aggressive actions against our independence and against our sovereignty.
“From more than five years ago when President Obama declared and signed an executive order and they say Venezuela is a threat for the internal security of the USA.
“And after Obama, with Trump, there have been unilateral coercive measures where they blocked and freeze the funds of Venezuela’s banks institutions in different European and American banks.
“Presently, the bank of London has more than 53 tones of reserve of gold of Venezuela, they froze this amount and they do not recognize the government of Venezuela.
“They have stolen more than 7 billion dollars in different accounts in different countries, properties of Venezuela,” Caraballo said.
Caraballo said Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro had instructed the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to press the complaints in the International Criminal Court against the U.S government.
The envoy Venezuela was not the only victim of the illegal actions of the U.S, as they are also attacking countries in Africa, China, Russia, Cuba, Iran, Nicaragua, among others.
He added that Venezuela would use its position in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to defend the abuses from the U.S and other countries.
“We believe in the multilateral mechanism to solve these situations and also we have enough capacity to increase our economy capacity in the size of the country.
“Our participation in the Human right council is very important to defend the human rights abuses, victims of human rights abuses from the USA.
“And many other countries that will use the military threat or economic threat to impose their interest in these countries.
“And also in the framework of the United Nations conventions or international law, not only in this position but also the United Nations General Assembly in the mechanisms like the non allied movement.
“We have the chairmanship of this non-allied movement. Venezuela believe in the multilateralism, in the solidarity, we believe in the capacity of diplomacy to solve the problems,” he added.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Venezuela Embassy in Abuja marked the Independence in a low key celebration in accordance with COVID-19 safety precautions with limited guests observing physical distancing.
The event also showcased a video of the history of Afro-descendants, highlighting how important Africa is to Venezuela.
The video also showcased various and investment opportunities and tourist areas of interest for Africans and Nigerians to key into.