UN / VENEZUELA MONCADA

06-Aug-2019 00:02:18
Following US President Donald Trump executive order banning Americans individuals and entities from doing business with Venezuela, Ambassador Samuel Moncada said the Trump administration is “trying to fabricate a war on Venezuela.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / VENEZUELA MONCADA
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 06 AUGUST 2019, NEW YORK CITY
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RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

06 AUGUST 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Ambassador Samuel Moncada of Venezuela at the podium
3. Wide shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Samuel Moncada, Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations:
“Trump’s administration, the racist administration, the raciest (SIC) ever administration in the history of this continent, is trying to get a war, trying to fabricate a war on Venezuela, and the militarization of the relations with Venezuela is one of the dangers that we are trying to expose.”
5. Wide shot, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Samuel Moncada, Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations:
“He announced a total economic embargo against Venezuela as we have never seen in our history. And they are freezing all economic assets in US territory, but more than that, they are threatening coercive measures. Any individual, or company, or country that deals with Venezuela; it’s a world-wide measure.”
7. Med shot, journalists
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Samuel Moncada, Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations:
“Venezuela is not a threat to anyone. And the United States is fabricating this aggression just to take the oil. And if you don’t believe me, listen to Mr. Wilbur Ross, the Secretary of Trade of the United States, who is speaking in Peru this afternoon, and he is already proposing a plan to rearrange Venezuela after they topple our government. In their dreams, or in their nightmares, they already have a plan. Have they consulted that plan with any Venezuelan? No. It’s a plan made in Washington, written in Washington, thought out in Washington, to impose to Venezuela after they topple the Venezuelan government. It is an imperial plan, and it’s a colonial plan.”
9. Med shot, journalists
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Samuel Moncada, Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations:
“Economic terrorism is the right and only correct definition of what they themselves call sanctions as if they were an authority. You could accept sanctions from a legal or legitimate authority, but they are not an authority over Venezuela, they are attacking Venezuela with economic measures, economic warfare, and more than economic warfare, economic terrorism.”
11. Med shot, journalists
12. Wide shot, Moncada walks away
STORYLINE
Following US President Donald Trump executive order banning Americans individuals and entities from doing business with Venezuela, Ambassador Samuel Moncada today (6 Aug) said the Trump administration is “trying to fabricate a war on Venezuela.”

Moncada said Trump’s “racist administration” has announced “a total economic embargo against Venezuela as we have never seen in our history.”

He said the US administration is “freezing all economic assets in US territory, but more than that, they are threatening coercive measures.”

The Venezuelan Ambassador said “Venezuela is not a threat to anyone. And the United States is fabricating this aggression just to take the oil.”

He noted that US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, “is already proposing a plan to rearrange Venezuela after they topple our government.”

Moncada said, “it’s a plan made in Washington, written in Washington, thought out in Washington, to impose to Venezuela after they topple the Venezuelan government. It is an imperial plan, and it’s a colonial plan.”

He said, “You could accept sanctions from a legal or legitimate authority, but they are not an authority over Venezuela, they are attacking Venezuela with economic measures, economic warfare, and more than economic warfare, economic terrorism.”

Trump’s executive order freezes Venezuela’s assets in the United States and except for specific exemptions, prohibits economic transactions with Venezuela.
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