Trump accused of fabricating war in Venezuela

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Added On August 9, 2019

Venezuela's Permanent Representative to the United Nations has accused the "racist" Trump administration of trying to fabricate a war in Venezuela.
 
Samuel Moncada made the remark after meeting with reporters at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday. 
 
"The Trump administration, the racist administration, the racist-ever administration in the history of this continent (American Continent), is trying to get a war, trying to fabricate a war on Venezuela. The militarization of the relations with Venezuela is one of the dangers that we are trying to expose. And we are asking the Security Council to exercise its powers expressed or written clearly in the (UN) Charter Article 34, that gives the power to the Security Council to investigate any matter that could threaten the peace. It's incredible that one permanent member of the Security Council with the responsibility, high and heavy responsibility of obeying the international law and defending international law and promoting international law, is breaking international law and forcing the rest of the international community to support the breach of international law."
 
U.S. national security adviser John Bolton addressed a summit on Venezuela in the Peruvian capital Lima on Tuesday, emphasizing that tougher international action was needed to speed up a transition of power in the country. 
 
SAMUEL MONCADA, Venezuela's Permanent Representative to the UN
 
"The United States now is a threat to international peace, and we are asking the Security Council to take action."
 
Meanwhile, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel strongly condemned a recent White House decision to freeze all Venezuelan state-owned assets in the U.S. and expressed his solidarity with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his supporters.
 
In Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said China firmly opposes what the United States has said and done regarding Venezuela's internal affairs.
 
She added that the U.S. should face up to the essence of the Venezuelan issue, return to the right path of respecting international law, and support the dialogue process between the Venezuelan government and the opposition.