TEHRAN(defapress) – Iran’s FM spokesman Bahram Ghasemi has voiced Tehran’s support for democratic processes in Venezuela aimed at resolving the country’s issues in a peaceful and legal way.
News ID: 65438
Publish Date: 03August 2017 - 17:01
"The Islamic Republic of Iran supports the democratic processes stemmed from the Venezuelan nation’s will aimed at resolving the country’s issues in a peaceful and legal way,” Bahram Ghasemi said in a statement on the recent developments in Venezuela on Wednesday. He went on to add, "Iran hopes that the recent election held in the country would lead to the restoration of peace and stability and prepare the grounds for national dialogue and reconciliation in Venezuela.” The Iranian spokesman also voiced Iran’s opposition to any foreign interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs, and underlined the necessity of respecting other countries’ sovereignty and independence within the framework of international law. Ghasemi further rejected the US administration’s unilateral sanctions against Venezuela, saying "as proven in similar cases in the world, we deeply believe that any use of sanctions as an instrument for exerting pressure on independent countries and nations in a bid to weaken and undermine their resolve is a pointless and inefficient move.”