Feb 24, 2019, 7:17 PM
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Int'l lawyer downgrades Pompeo's fake sympathy for Venezuelan people

Tehran, Feb 24, IRNA - A prominent law expert from Geneva's Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies criticized the US Secretary of State over his fake sympathy for Venezuelan people.

'As someone who takes pride in imposing 'maximum pressure' on other nations - and as someone who's on record saying that Iranian leaders should listen to US 'if they want their people to eat' - @SecPompeo's crocodile tears for the people of #Venezuela are even more sickening,' Reza Nasri said in reaction to Mike Pompeo's denunciation of Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro refusal to let humanitarian assistance reach Venezuela.

Earlier, Iran's chargé d’affaires to the United Nations Eshagh Al Habib in a statement said the US coup against Venezuela is aimed at dominating the country's oil.

'While they direct their goals at a civil coup and aim to overthrow a constitutional and democratically-elected Government, their ultimate objective, as they openly admitted, is to dominate Venezuela’s oil,' he added.

In the meantime, earlier the Foreign Minister of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza told IRNA that the US has always interfered with Latin American affairs, but this time they are in the forefront of the coup in Caracas.

'We admire and respect what the Islamic Revolution has provided to the Iranian people: the independence and the dignity,' Arreaza noted.

Venezuela has been experiencing some unrest.

The story began when President of the National Assembly of Venezuela Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez called himself the president of the interim government. The US recognized him as the president, and said that it no longer recognizes Maduro.

Following the US, some other countries, including Germany, the UK, Argentina, Brazil, and Columbia did the same thing and recognized Guaidó.

However, Iran, Russia, China, Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Turkey have supported the legal president of Venezuela.


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