Chilean Legislators Reject US Interference in Venezuela

The statement by Chile

The statement by Chile’s Lower Legislative Chamber implores the United States to respect international norms of non-intervention. | Photo: Reuters

The statement by Chile’s Lower Legislative Chamber implores the United States to respect international norms of non-intervention.

July 13 (teleSUR) Legislators in Chile’s Lower Legislative Chamber have passed a resolution rejecting intervention by the United States in Venezuela, responding to threats of a military option by U.S. President Donald Trump.

The resolution “communicates to the United States government, through our foreign minister, the rejection of the Chilean people of any military intervention in Venezuela, and urges the government to respect peace,” the statement says.

The statement also implores the United States to respect international norms of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other states, out of respect for self-determination and peaceful resolution of conflicts.

Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry released a statement on Chile’s resolution, saying the “declarations of the President of the United States Donald Trump regarding military intervention, unilateral, illegal and coercive sanctions, and the diplomatic attack by various governments in the region, form part of the escalation against Venezuela that seeks to undermine the government of President Nicolas Maduro, the Bolivarian Revolution and the Venezuelan people to rob the natural resources and minerals of Bolivar’s homeland, and exterminate the ideas of liberty and rebelliousness against imperialism.”

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