[News] Maduro: I Am Proud to Be Sanctioned Mr. Donald Trump

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  Maduro: I Am Proud to Be Sanctioned Mr. Donald Trump

August 1, 2017

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has defended himself against recent 
imposed by the United States.

    Call for Respect of Venezuela Assembly Vote*

In a public address, Maduro declared, "Impose whatever sanctions you 
like but I am the leader of the free people."

The comments come after the U.S. Treasury Department announced it will 
impose sanctions directly on President Maduro.

The sanctions mean Maduro's assets subject to U.S. jurisdiction are now 
frozen and people from the U.S. are prohibited from dealing with the 
head of state.

Maduro lambasted the sanctions as an "imperialist attack" against 
Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly, ANC.

"Why are they sanctioning me? Because I called democratic elections so 
that people can freely vote for the National Constituent Assembly," he 
said. "I feel proud to be sanctioned Mr Imperialist Donald Trump."

    Nations Congratulate Venezuela After Elections*

Maduro assured that pressure from the United States will not derail the ANC.

"Venezuela will not be silenced, nothing and nobody will stop the 
National Constituent Assembly," he said.

According to electoral authorities, over 8 million people 
voted in Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly election Sunday — a 
turnout of over 41 percent.

Maduro argued the mass turnout was an indication that the people of 
Venezuela were committed to peace and see the ANC as a solution to the 
country's current political crisis.

"I will be happy to meet him and shake his hand but Trump is making the 
biggest mistake of his life with Venezuela because Venezuela is the key 
to solidarity in the region," said Maduro.

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