After US imposed sanctions on Venezuela, the foreign minister of the South American nation said that the Barack Obama-led government is planning to start a war against them.
Delcy Rodriguez ,Venezuelan Foreign Minister told Chinese news agency Xinhua that the US is laying the legal groundwork to wage a war against Venezuela. She said that President Obama is seeking the support of the congress to attack the countries that don’t serve US interest.
At a hearing in the US Senate on Wednesday, the White House asked lawmakers to grant extensive powers to fight the Islamic State (IS) anywhere in the world.
Warning the nation of Cuba like economic sanctions against Venezuela, the Foreign Minister said, “The US is preparing to declare war on all countries because requesting authorization to use military force without a geographic restriction means they can invade any country.”
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sought the right to rule by decree for six months from the Parlimanet so as to be able to cope with the US threat properly.
On Monday, Obama issued an executive order to impose sanctions on Venezuelan officials over human rights abuses and corruption.