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Spain may shut borders to Venezuelan president's associates over 'tyrannical', 'illegal' and 'anti-democratic' constituent assembly
02 August 2017 @ 22:04

SPAIN is considering a veto on allowing anyone connected with Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro from entering the country after a constituent assembly giving him increased power went through on Sunday.

The European Union has already declared it does not formally recognise the constituent assembly as legally valid.

Spanish president Mariano Rajoy says: “I have just spoken with Alfonso Dastis [his foreign affairs minister] because, logically, this is a subject which worries us all, as democrats, but we are particularly concerned about the people of Spain due to our close cultural and historic ties with Venezuela and the high number of Spanish nationals living there.

I already sent out instructions on Sunday for a press release to be issued stating that Spain would not recognise in any way, shape or form this constituent assembly, which is illegal, anti-democratic and a botched job.”

Rajoy says he has also spoken with the EU's head of diplomatic affairs, Federica Mogherini, and with the foreign affairs minister in Perú who is calling a meeting with his counterparts in every other Latin American country 'to see what steps will be taken against the government of Venezuela'.



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