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Nicolas Maduro stressed that the U.S. blockade will not bend the will of a sovereign country.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said he hopes the International Criminal Court (ICC) will fail in favor of the Venezuelan people concerning the complaint his nation filed against the U.S. sanctions.
"The struggle for justice, the equality of states, and peace is very established... enough of criminal sanctions and blockades against the Venezuelan people," Maduro demanded.
He explained that the legal action initiated in the Hague court is a necessary step to stop crimes against humanity committed by the United States, a country that prevents Venezuelans from buying food and medicine in world markets.
"Justice must prevail in this world. It cannot be possible that the United States prohibits the importation of supplies which are essential everyday life," Maduro said and stressed that arbitrary sanctions affecting Venezuela could also harm any country at any time.
The Bolivarian president mentioned that documents presented to the ICC contain enough data about “the sickly persecution of the U.S. government” against the Venezuelan oil industry, which is one of the main factors that prevent medicines from reaching this South American country.
"I ask social organizations, political movements and people around the world to support this complaint before the International Court. Ask for justice for Venezuela," Maduro stressed.
"I am sure that justice will prevail if the ICC studies in-depth all the coercive measures, their collateral effects, the crimes, and human rights violations that have been committed against Venezuela."
Juan Guaido is a friend to oil barons, Narcos and US business interests with little support in Venezuela and has never won an election. Ergo an 'unelected gobshite' https://t.co/0wAKErMzKe