The National Constituent Assembly (ANC) yesterday approved a draft agreement in rejection of the European Union's decision to extend sanctions against the Venezuelan government for a year that seeks to exert pressure to get out of the country's situation.
Adán Chavez, chair of the ANC's International Affairs Committee, presented the draft agreement in which he linked the EU's decision to "new attacks and blockades by the United States government and by some of the governments that make up the agreement." European Union".
At the session, the Constituent Assembly stressed the pro-government sector's willingness to oppose sanctions, asserting that "it is part of the (continuing coup) that foreign governments have made with other European governments."
"The importance of the agreement (finally approved) shows a sovereign decision against the empire and its allies, they will not rest, is a sample of the different forms of attack," he reaffirmed.
The AN presents for consideration
For its part, the National Assembly (AN) has stated in the General Committee that the different parliamentary factions consider the Draft Agreement on the EU decision. The heads of fractions are expected to agree with the decisions of the European body on Venezuela.
EU renews measures
The European Union (EU) on Tuesday approved the extension of sanctions against Venezuela for a year to "press the government of Nicolás Maduro to restore democracy and human rights in the country," according to news agency AFP.
"In view of the continuing deterioration of the situation in Venezuela, the Council decided to renew the restrictive measures currently in force until November 14, 2019," it was announced. The countries confirm the words of Federica Mogherini, head of European diplomacy, who reiterated that the bloc does not intend to "soften its position" despite studying the creation of a "contact group" to "facilitate" a solution. policy The EU imposed sanctions on Venezuela last year because it undermined democracy, the rule of law and human rights.
On November 13, 2017, the bloc adopted sanctions against Venezuela and imposed a first arms embargo, in addition to material of repression.
Deputy of AN and constituent differ
The chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly, Francisco Sucre, said that what happened yesterday "is interpreted as an action that is in line with what has been the policy of the European Union against those who have become rapists." human rights and those who have made corruption a state policy that has ruined Venezuela, in addition to those who have refused to have a process free of transparent and competitive elections. "
Julio Chávez, president of the Communal Councils Commission of the Constituent Assembly, is the "application of doctrines of domination against the people of Venezuela implemented by different administrations of the United States government over the years." . He added that "in the face of the failure of a demoralized, fragmented and corrupt Venezuelan opposition, some Latin American organizations and governments opt for international pressure mechanisms to promote interventions and apply sanctions against national government figures.