February 10, 2020 "Information
Clearing House" - In
Beijing, the foreign ministry indicated that China
is against any foreign interference in the internal
affairs of Venezuela and against the application of
The Russian government rejected on Monday the U.S.
threats to impose new sanctions against several
Russian companies for their cooperation with
Venezuela in the oil sector.
Last week, the United States special
representative for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, warned
Russia that its support for Venezuela will cost
them economically as Washington is looking to
"We classify this practice as harmful, we believe
that many countries suffer because of this practice,
we consider it contrary to international law,"
Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov told reporters
Monday in regards to Washington's plans.
"The United States, especially, and several other
countries, unfortunately use these trade and other
restrictions very frequently against third world
countries, which are illegal under international
Peskov added that "they use this practice more
and more often in recent times to ensure their own
interests in international commercial and economic
Also, spokesman Peskov stressed that Russia
categorically opposes this practice.
On the other hand, in Beijing, Foreign Ministry
spokesman Geng Shuang, in a media briefing session
offered online, said China is against any foreign
interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela
and against the application of unilateral sanctions.
The United States imposed sanctions on the
airline Conviasa, the largest airline in Venezuela.
The Treasury Department published on its website
that the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
included 40 aircraft of this airline in the list of
specially designated nationals and blocked persons (SDN).
"China's position on the problem of Venezuela is
clear and remains unchanged. We stand against any
foreign interference in the internal affairs of
Venezuela and against unilateral sanctions," said
Since 2019, the United States in particular, and
some other countries due to pressure from
Washington, began applying new sanctions to Caracas,
which seriously affected its economy, people's lives
and Venezuela's relations with other nations, Geng
"We urge other countries to take into account the
humanitarian reality of Venezuela, stop imposing
uniteral and extraterritorial sanctions, and work to
create necessary conditions that will lead to the
stability of their economic growth," said Geng.
This article was
published by "teleSUR"
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