UN secretary-general condemns attack targeting Venezuelan president

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.  Photo: UN file

United Nations, August 8 (RHC)-- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned Saturday's drone attack, which targetted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.  "The secretary-general is concerned about the latest developments in Venezuela and rejects any act of violence," said Farhan Haq, Guterres' deputy spokesman.

"The secretary-general once again urges national actors to make all efforts to seek consensus to address the country's many challenges, upholding the human rights of all Venezuelans and within the framework of the rule of law."

The drone attack occurred at an outdoor event Saturday when Maduro was making a speech to national guard troops. Seven troops were injured, and Maduro was unhurt.  Haq said: "We would encourage neighboring countries to work cooperatively with each other," responding to Colombia's alleged involvement in the attack.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino



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