Maduro urged the UN to demand from the US to cancel the decree blocking the property of Venezuela

The President of the Republic calls on the world organization to “oppose such an unjust and abhorrent” step.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, in which he called on the members of the world organization to demand from the United States to cancel the decree blocking the property of the Venezuelan authorities in American jurisdiction. The text of the message was presented to the public on Monday in Caracas, the Chairman of the Constitutional Assembly Diosdado Cabello.

“We ask as a member state of the UN that the United Nations demand from Washington to stop this brutal aggression against Venezuela and activate the existing mechanisms to protect the Venezuelan people,” the letter says. In it, Maduro calls on the world organization “not only to oppose such an unfair and disgusting” the US step against Caracas but also “to protect Venezuela from this unprecedented crime.”

Maduro pointed to the need “to fully ensure the right of all Venezuelans to development and full life” in his message. In particular, the President noted that the US sanctions “deprive the Venezuelan population of access to food and medicines.”

The letter lists numerous sanctions against high-ranking Venezuelan officials and government agencies that were adopted by the administration of US President Donald Trump to “achieve regime change” in the South American country.

Last week, Trump signed an Executive order completely blocking the property of the Venezuelan government in American jurisdiction and imposing a ban on any provision of funds, goods, and services to him. The assets of all departments of the government of the Latin American country, as well as the Central Bank of Venezuela and the state oil company PDVSA, fall under the lock, which entered into force on August 5.