'Iran has denounced US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claim that Tehran is interfering in the internal affairs of Caracas, saying Washington is the one that must stop meddling in Venezuela and targeting its nation with “economic terrorism”.
The remarks were made by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, who described the claim as “ridiculous” in a Sunday statement.
Mousavi said a group of Iranian specialists are trying to “improve the water and electricity systems in Venezuela” at the request of the country’s government.
This comes as “the US has plundered $30 billion worth of Venezuela’s foreign-exchange reserves, is targeting the Venezuelan nation with its economic terrorism, asking them to either riot against their legitimate government or face starvation,” he added.
Mousavi strongly condemned the US for such “blatant” interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs, and said, “The US under Trump seeks to turn Latin America into its backyard, just like the way it was in the 19th century. However, nations of the world, particularly the people of Latin America, have woken up and the wheel of time will not move backwards.”
The comments came after Pompeo claimed that Iran has a financial presence in South America.
“Iranian money remains in South America being used for malign purposes, supporting Hezbollah, supporting transnational criminal organizations, supporting efforts at terrorism throughout the region," Pompeo told the Voice of America on Saturday.
"This is Iran intervening in South America. That's not in the best interests of the South American people, and the United States stands ready,” he added.'
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