The FM of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, described as immoral the request of the Colombian government, made through the chancellor Carlos Holmes, in whose his participation in the VII Binational Cabinet Ecuador-Colombia, asked the international community to increase the economic sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union.

Against this background, FM Arreaza said that the Colombian political class that ask to increase the sanctions against Venezuela are openly linked with the paramilitary and violent groups of the New Granada nation.

“Foreign Minister @CarlosHolmesTru is immoral when requesting sanctions against Venezuelans, when the Colombian political class maintains carnal links with drug trafficking, paramilitary violence and systematically violates the human rights of its citizens”, the Venezuelan Foreign Minister published through his Twitter account @jaarreaza

This is also based on the statement made by Michel Forst, rapporteur of the United Nations, who expressed his concern about the growing escalation of violence in Colombia against those who defend human rights.

Despite the peace agreement signed between the then president of the New Granada nation, Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, in which Venezuela also served as an intermediary for the resolution of the armed conflict, Forst assured that many of the leaders who were victims of the violence were attacked by hitman who charge $100.


People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations of Venezuela