The Venezuelan foreign Ministry considers the extension of the US sanctions another attempt to justify a coup

The Department stressed that such actions of the American leadership only reduce its support among the US citizens.

The extension of sanctions against individuals and organizations of Venezuela, introduced in 2015 by the administration of the US President Barack Obama, demonstrates the attempts of the leadership of Donald Trump to justify their actions to overthrow the government of the head of the Republic Nicholas Maduro. This is stated in the statement of the foreign Ministry.

“The Bolivarian government of Venezuela condemns the dangerous hypocrisy of the government of Donald Trump and asks the international community to condemn this new attempt to cover up the illegal actions of the United States aimed at inciting the overthrow of the legitimate and constitutional government of Venezuela for the sole purpose of taking control of the natural resources of the country,” – said in a statement.

The document notes that such actions of the American leadership only reduce its support among the US citizens. “It was the threats of the Trump’s administration that activated a powerful anti-war movement aimed at solidarity with Venezuela among American citizens. Therefore, the Venezuelan people reiterate their desire to continue to develop the relations of brotherhood and solidarity that have historically developed with the American people,” the Venezuelan foreign Ministry said.

The US President Donald Trump on Tuesday extended a number of sanctions earlier imposed against individuals and organizations under the Executive order of March 8, 2015 on the situation in Venezuela.