What is happening in Venezuela is an internal matter that concerns only its own people, and it is necessary to respect the legitimacy and the results of the elections held in accordance with the Constitution and the re-election of President Nicolas Maduro. Otherwise, chaos will prevail in international relations and regimes would be imposed on peoples against their free will, as has happened several times in Latin America and elsewhere in the world, including the Middle East.
The grave interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela, in particular what the Trump administration has declared unambiguously, constitutes a flagrant violation of international law, and of the national sovereignty and independence of this country, and threatens to abolish all democratic rights and ignite a civil war that may engulf the entire region
The policy of foreign intervention, whatever its form, the most blatant being the military form and encouraging and supporting coups, will not bring security and stability nor promised democracy, as evidenced by the experiences of the recent and distant past, including our experiences in Iraq. This policy also constitutes a real obstacle to development and progress, in addition to the loss of life and immense destruction.
While strongly condemning the attempts to impose tutelage on the state of Venezuela, we express solidarity with its people and their national and progressive forces, and with their right to determine the affairs and destiny of their country and preserve its sovereignty, independent decision and free choices.
Iraqi Communist Party