7 Feb 2019 16:38

U.S. signals on possible military intervention in Venezuela at odds with UN norms - Zakharova

MOSCOW. Feb 7 (Interfax) - The United States' suggestions that direct military intervention in Venezuela is possible violate the principles of the UN, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said.

"The situation in Venezuela remains extremely alarming. Signals continue coming in from Washington about possibly resorting to a use-of-force scenario with a view to toppling the legitimate government, including with the use of military intervention. This is actually openly being talked about at the White House," Zakharova said on Thursday.

"We would like to restate that these sorts of statements coming from U.S. officials amount to direct violation of Clause 4, Article 2 of the UN Charter, which enjoins all members of the UN to refrain from the threat or use of force in international relations," she said.