Ecuador continues to use international forums to present its position on external or other countries issues. This happened at the meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) that takes place in El Salvador since yesterday.
Ecuadorian Ambassador for the international body, Maria Isabel Salvador, expressed her “strong opposition to any attempt of aggression against Venezuela.” So did the Nicaraguan representative, Denis Moncada, who added that these measures undermine the regional peace and security.
These remarks came as part of the 41 th meeting, which was convened to discuss issues related to public safety in America.
Salvador and Moncada referred to the United States decision made on May 24. That day it was announced sanctions against the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA and six other small businesses because of their businesses with Iran. This, they argue, is a violation of the ban imposed by Washington.
The secretary of state, James Steinberg, said that sanctions will prevent PDVSA from accessing to contracts with the U.S. government and from import and export financing, but it will neither affect Venezuela in oil sales from its company to U.S. nor to the activities of its subsidiaries.
In the OAS meeting, Ecuador and Nicaragua rejected and described as “destabilizing” the U.S. sanctions.
Source: Daily El Comercio