New US travel ban 'psychological terrorism': Venezuela

Share
New US travel ban 'psychological terrorism': Venezuela

Citing its reasons for imposing restrictions on Venezuelan officials Sunday, the Trump administration said that Caracas had been "uncooperative" in identifying Venezuelan citizens that "pose national security or public-safety threat", and had failed to "share public safety and terrorism-related information adequately".

The foreign ministry statement said the ban was seeking to "stigmatise" Venezuela "under the pretext of combating terrorism, by including it in a unilaterally drawn-up list and accusing other states of being alleged promoters of this awful scourge".

The United States imposed sanctions that day on President Maduro and more than two dozen other former and current Venezuelan officials.

Venezuela has hit back at the USA after Donald Trump added the South American country to its travel ban list.

Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen are all now subject to United States travel bans.

The travel ban is a new act of "aggression" against the country, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza told reporters on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Monday.

In its statement Monday, Venezuela's foreign ministry said it condemns terrorism in all its forms.

These new travel restrictions came only two days after Canada announced that it is sanctioning 40 Venezuelan officials, including President Nicolás Maduro, Vice President Tareck El Aissami, Diosdado Cabello and President of the National Electoral Council Tibisay Lucena.

While delivering a speech at the General Assembly earlier that day, Arreaza accused Trump of using the United Nations as a stage to "declare war", completely disregarding the mission of the worldwide body.

According to the latest order, the "entry into the United States of nationals of the following countries is hereby suspended and limited, as follows, subject to categorical exceptions and case-by-case waivers".

At least 125 people were killed in months of clashes and protests in Venezuela earlier this year.

The ban on eight countries includes Venezuela for the first time.

In the case of Chad, counterterrorism experts raised eyebrows given its close co-operation with the USA against Al Qaeda and its affiliates in Africa.

If the countries that have relations with the United States, such as Chad, Libya and Yemen, take appropriate measures to address the US's concerns then they could be removed from the list, according to the order. Iraq was on the original first list in February but later removed despite lapses in document-authentication and intelligence sharing, according to USA officials. But he says: "If we are attacked, we will respond in the same field".

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Investors Recap on TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD)
Sei Investments Co. increased its position in shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation by 45.9% during the 1st quarter. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 155,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at $6,922,300.

Ubisoft Reveals Limited Edition Assassin's Creed: Origins Headphones
In fact, Origins will actually take the historical aspect of the franchise one step further with a brand new Discovery Mode. Assassin's Creed Origins debuts on October 27 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.

Will & Grace star 'dismayed' by Megyn Kelly's gay comments
Fonda went on to speak at length about the film , delving into her character and plot details with help from Redford. She followed up at the end of the interaction by telling him that "the gay thing " was going to work out for him.

The Next Terminator Movie Will Be Out in Summer 2019
It's official: the next " Terminator " film will ignore the events of the 2015 franchise flop that is " Terminator : Genisys ". We're starting a search for an 18-something young woman to essentially be the new centerpiece of these stories.

Online Casinos that Accept UK Players
Since the UK has grown to become a thriving gambling market, numerous gaming destinations have popped up that provide the service. Since the UK is regarded as the online gaming hub of the world, gamblers in the region are in no short supply of casino options.

Elderly woman dies from flesh-eating bacterial infection after falling into Harvey floodwaters
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Science marked Reed's death as the 36th in the county related to Hurricane Harvey . Necrotizing fasciitis is a quick-spreading bacterial skin infection that kills the body's soft tissue.

US Durable Goods Orders Jump 1.7% In August, More Than Expected
The report showed a significant increase in orders for computers and electronic products, which jumped by 1.3% during the month. Business spending on equipment added almost half-a-percentage point to GDP in the third quarter, the most in nearly two years.

New era about to begin for Pakistan, says Arthur
Pakistan leads the record with 19 wins while Sri Lanka have emerged victorious 14 times. "All the players are in a good shape. Sri Lankan Test Skipper Dinesh Chandimal speaking in a press conference ahead of the series against Pakistan .

LG's newest smartphone features mosquito-repelling tech
This budget smartphone comes loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat with LG UX on top, and it is backed by a 2500mAh battery. The new device does have one unique feature, though: built-in, mosquito-repelling ultrasonic sound wave technology.

Price used private-jet trips to visit with son, colleagues
The President said he's "not happy" with Price over those flights and told reporters that he'll "look at it". Simons Island, a private resort in Georgia, as part of his trip to a medical conference.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.