China defends non-interference in Venezuela

BEIJING – China’s Foreign Ministry on Monday defended the importance of not interfering in the internal affairs of the countries, following the recent threats of U.S. President Donald Trump to Venezuela.

Theministry’s spokeswoman, Hua Chunying said that the problems should be resolved under the condition of respect for the sovereign equality of all States and not intervene in the internal affairs of other nations.

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“We have read the news on this subject; we also know the attitude of other Latin American nations on the subject. China maintains its principle: non-interference in other countries’ issues must be respected,” she added.

The Chinese statement comes days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared that he did not rule out a military option in Venezuela. The White House also reported that Trump rejected a phone call from Bolivarian President Nicolás Maduro.