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UN: Maduro demands US sanctions to be lifted during General Assembly speech03:45

UN: Maduro demands US sanctions to be lifted during General Assembly speech

United Nations, New York City
September 24, 2020 at 00:14 GMT -00:00 · Published

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro demanded an end to the US sanctions and respect for the sovereignty of his country during his pre-recorded speech at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Maduro described the sanctions as "unilateral and criminal coercive measures, which are not only contrary to the United Nations Charter, but are evident obstacles imposed on the affected countries to adequately confront the COVID-19 pandemic."

The Venezuelan President also said he hoped the coronavirus will be resolved with the help of a reliable vaccine.

"We welcome the enormous scientific efforts of sister nations such as Russia, China, and Cuba, in the creation of an effective, safe vaccine against COVID-19, and we are confident that such findings will be considered a global public good by each of our nations with free access for all the peoples of the world without discrimination," said Maduro.

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro demanded an end to the US sanctions and respect for the sovereignty of his country during his pre-recorded speech at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Maduro described the sanctions as "unilateral and criminal coercive measures, which are not only contrary to the United Nations Charter, but are evident obstacles imposed on the affected countries to adequately confront the COVID-19 pandemic."

The Venezuelan President also said he hoped the coronavirus will be resolved with the help of a reliable vaccine.

"We welcome the enormous scientific efforts of sister nations such as Russia, China, and Cuba, in the creation of an effective, safe vaccine against COVID-19, and we are confident that such findings will be considered a global public good by each of our nations with free access for all the peoples of the world without discrimination," said Maduro.

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