Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called Donald Trump a “new Hitler” of international politics, responding to the US president’s call for world leaders to restore democracy in South America’s Venezuela.
Trump had devoted part of his speech to the United Nations General Assembly to emphasize that the Maduro government was exercising a dictatorship. Donald Trump said the United States was ready for further action against Venezuela if the government of the country “continued to establish an authoritarian regime.”
“Aggressive speech by new Adolf Hitler of international politics, Donald Trump, who sees himself as the President of the world, targeted the Venezuelan people, but no one has the right to threaten us,” Maduro said. not attended the annual gathering of world leaders and diplomats.
“Trump is not the President of the world, as each country has the right to decide which system wants to develop its government,” the Venezuelan embassy in the United States quoted Mr. Arreaza as saying.
Maduro also accused Trump of threatening to assassinate his person, although it still remains to be proved.
“The Venezuelan people are dying of hunger and their country is collapsing. Their democratic institutions are destroyed. This situation is completely unacceptable and we can not cross arms without doing anything “. “I call on all the countries represented here today to be ready to do more to put an end to this real crisis,” the US President said in his address to the United Nations General Assembly.
Last month, Trump signed a decree imposing tougher financial sanctions in Venezuela. The recession and monetary controls against Venezuela have led to a decline in local production and the import of foreign products. The crisis is so severe that a study by three Venezuelan universities reveals that 75% of the population has lost an average of 19 kilos.
In his speech Tuesday, Donald Trump threatened to burden economic sanctions if Maduro “persists on the path of dictatorship.”