Venezuela Condemns Attack on U.S. Consulate in Libya
Caracas, 13 Sep. AVN.- The Bolivarian Government condemned a terrorist attack perpetrated against the Consulate of the United States in Benghazi, Libya, which caused the death of US ambassador Chris Stevens and other envoys.
A statement released by Venezuela's Foreign Ministry repudiated the attack, "which violated the territorial sovereignty of the United States and the immunity that protects all diplomatic missions."
Following, the complete text of the statement:
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Ministry of People's Power for Foreign Affairs
The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack perpetrated against the Consulate of the United States in the Libyan city of Benghazi, which caused the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and others in the diplomatic corps.
In transmitting its condolences to the family and friends of the victims, the Venezuelan government manifests its repudiation of this act of aggression, which violated the territorial sovereignty of the United States and the immunity that protects all diplomatic missions.
The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela recalls that on August 23, 2011, the Residence of the Ambassador of Venezuela in Libya was the object of a brutal assault by violent groups during NATO's war against Libya, an event that was condemned by numerous countries and international institutions but about which Western powers remained silent.
The Bolivarian government of Venezuela maintains the conviction that the state of commotion that reigns today in Libya is a result of the colonialist policy of aggression, interference and hate sown by NATO countries that has destabilized and engendered violence and terrorism in this region of the world. For that reason, at the same time that we condemn and repudiate this attack, we call for an end to the interventionism and hate against the Arab and Muslim people.
The Venezuelan government is currently evaluating a proposal put forward by the Iranian government to form a group of non-aligned countries aimed at securing a peaceful solution to the current crisis in Syria. Other possible members of the group include Egypt, Iraq and Lebanon.
"We're going to evaluate the proposal and if we can hopefully somehow help to achieve peace in Syria, whose people are currently being run over by this imperialist, violent politics," said Chavez at a news conference at the beginning of the week.
Additional comments by Venezuelanalysis
Published on Sep 14th 2012 at 8.28am
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