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Venezuela to initiate international litigation against USA because of sanctions


Venezuela intends to file an international lawsuit against the US government for damage to local companies caused by sanctions, said President Nicolas Maduro. According to him, such a decision was made due to the Conviasa airline, which was sanctioned.

Venezuelan President instructed Vice President Delcy Rodríguez, Attorney General Reinaldo Muñoz and Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza to “immediately initiate a lawsuit” (cited by Telesur). He added that the main responsibility for the sanctions imposed rests with opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Last week, the United States put Conviasa on the sanctions list. Also, 40 airline planes fell under restrictions. Russia called for an “urgent” lifting of the sanctions imposed on Venezuela.

Recall that in January 2019, an attempted coup d'etat took place in Venezuela. Mr. Guaido proclaimed himself the interim president of Venezuela. He was supported by more than 50 countries. The current president is considered legitimate by Russia, China, Cuba and Mexico. Washington imposed sanctions against Caracas and repeatedly tightened them. The restrictions mainly affected the oil and gas state-owned company PDVSA and the Venezuelan Central Bank.

source: telesurtv.net