UN / VENEZUELA

23-Jan-2019 00:00:51
UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said the United Nations was closely following the events in Venezuela adding that the organization “firmly rejects any kind of political violence” after protests broke out in the country’s capital. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / VENEZUELA
TRT: 0:51
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 23 JANUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY
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1. Wide shot, UNHQ exterior

23 JANUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press room
3. Med shot, journalist asking question
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“It’s clear that, as we’ve been saying before, we want all of the various groups on the ground to lower tensions and pursue every effort to prevent an escalation. As you are aware, the UN firmly rejects any kind of political violence and we will continue to underline the urgent need for all relevant actions to commit to an inclusive and credible political negotiations to address the challenges facing the country with full respect for the rule of law and human rights.”
5. Med shot, journalists
6. Wide shot, press room
STORYLINE
UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said the United Nations was closely following the events in Venezuela adding that the organization “firmly rejects any kind of political violence” after protests broke out in the country’s capital.

Responding to a question today (23 Jan) on the protests in Venezuela, Haq said the UN wanted all groups on the ground to “lower tensions and pursue every effort to prevent an escalation.” He said, “UN firmly rejects any kind of political violence and we will continue to underline the urgent need for all relevant actions to commit to an inclusive and credible political negotiations to address the challenges facing the country with full respect for the rule of law and human rights.”

News reports indicated that thousands of people took to the streets of Caracas in anti-government protests on Wednesday responding to calls by opposition leaders.
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