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Venezuela rejects ruling that does not recognize Saab's diplomatic immunity

The Venezuelan government considers that the decision violates the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela rejected the ruling of a Judge of the Southern District of Florida of the United States (USA), who is unaware of the diplomatic immunity of the Venezuelan Special Envoy, Alex Saab.

Through a statement, Venezuela points out that the judge's decision "constitutes a frank and gross violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which ignores the international obligations assumed by the United States of America as a State Party to that international instrument, including the duty to respect the inviolability and immunity of diplomatic agents in their transit between two States”, reports AVN.

Similarly, he urged the US authorities to return to the path of respect for international law.

Here is the full text:

Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Communication

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela categorically rejects the decision adopted by a Judge of the Southern District of Florida of the United States of America, who disregards the diplomatic immunity of the Venezuelan Special Envoy Alex Naim Saab Morán, in the framework of the spurious judicial process followed against him, in retaliation for his actions to help overcome the criminal effects of the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States of America against Venezuela.

The decision of the Southern District Judge constitutes a frank and gross violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which ignores the international obligations assumed by the United States of America as a State Party to that international instrument, including the duty to respect the inviolability and Immunity of diplomatic agents in their transit between two States.

Venezuela denounces that the aforementioned judicial decision sets a dangerous precedent in relations between States, by allowing the US authorities to violate the inviolability of official correspondence and diplomatic personnel, based on an illegitimate and unilateral declaration of "ignorance" by the authorities. of the accrediting State, in violation of the popular sovereignty of Venezuela.

In the same way, the decision of the Judge of the Southern District entails a new violation of the human rights of the citizen Alex Naim Saab Morán, which prolongs his illegitimate deprivation of liberty and adds to the violations of due process and personal integrity of which he has been victim since his arbitrary apprehension by the authorities of the Government of the Republic of Cape Verde and his subsequent transfer to the United States of America.

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela makes a new call to the authorities of the United States of America to return to the path of respect for international law, proceeding immediately to release the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Naim Saab Morán and cease the violation of his rights. human rights.

Caracas, December 24, 2022

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