[News] Countries Around the World Condemn Attack in Venezuela
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Countries Around the World Condemn Attack in Venezuela
June 29, 2017
In the aftermath of the helicopter attack
against the Venezuelan Supreme Court, countries around the world have
expressed their solidarity with Venezuela by condemning the acts that
the Bolivarian government has described as “terrorist.”
The countries include Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Cuba,
Palestine, Turkey, as well as widespread support from Africa where 17
countries have condemned the attacks.
The Bolivian government issued a communication insisting on the
importance of peace and dialogue between Venezuela's internal political
forces, and called for the preservation of stability.
The Ecuadorean government released a communication calling for
“unrestricted respect for the democratic order of states, the peaceful
resolution of conflicts, non-interference in a coutnry's internal
affairs, and the rejection of attempts toward destabilization.
Guatemala also condemned the attacks and called for sincere political
dialogue in Venezuela.
A former police official stole a helicopter on Tuesday afternoon, from
the Generalisimo Francisco de Miranda airbase in the Venezuelan capital,
and proceeded to fly over over and attack the Supreme Court of Justice
and Interior Ministry buildings with grenades. Nobody was injured in the
The Venezuelan Foreign Minister Samuel Moncada described the attack as
an “act of terrorism,” and has thanked the countries who have condemned
the attack for their displays of solidarity.
Moncada denounced the complicity of those countries and international
organizations such as the OAS who have failed to condemn the attacks
after months of international attempts to interfere in Venezuela's
In the day following the attacks, the United States has not condemned
the attacks. Rather U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley
called for increased “pressure”
on Venezuelan President Maduro while speaking to the U.S. House Foreign
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