Latest travel ban is 'psychological terrorism,' Venezuela says

Latest travel ban is 'psychological terrorism,' Venezuela says

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Trump had threatened the Venezuelan people, and that USA economic sanctions were illegal and meant to make people suffer and "undertake non-democratic changes in our system of government".

The addition of new countries to the extended United States travel ban, including Venezuela, is an act of "political and psychological terrorism", the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Most of the nations affected by the ban were part of an original travel ban on Muslim countries that Trump authorized shortly after taking office.

In late March, protests broke out in Venezuela over attempts to curb the powers of the parliament and the intensified in the run-up to the elections of the members of the Constituent Assembly. U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson said of the new executive order, "the president is carrying out his duty to protect the American people", adding that "the state department will co-ordinate with other federal agencies to implement these measures in an orderly manner".

The decree says the Venezuelan government "fails to share public-safety and terrorism-related information adequately" and has not been "fully cooperative" in receiving deportees. Unlike North Korea, which was slapped with a blanket ban on all its citizens, restrictions on Venezuela concern only "government officials of Venezuela who are responsible for the identified inadequacies" in screening and vetting procedures.

On Sunday, Trump signed an order that will bar certain Venezuelan government officials and their immediate families from entering the U.S.

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Venezuela is one of eight countries included in the latest restrictions, which are slated to go into effect next month. "It doesn't really substantively change much at all".

"This corrupt regime destroyed a prosperous nation by imposing a failed ideology", Trump said of the socialist country. Other rounds of sanctions have targeted senior individuals in Maduro's administration including Vice President Tareck El Aissami and PDVSA Chief Financial Officer Simon Zerpa Delgado.

Sunday's travel restrictions could also further deepen divisions between Trump and other Latin American leaders.

Whereas Trump lashed out at Venezuela, calling the administration of President Nicolas Maduro a "socialist dictatorship" that destroyed a once wealthy country, Arreaza reminded the USA president - a man who only received enough popular votes to claim second place in last year's US presidential campaign - that Venezuela has held 22 elections in the past 18 years.

Trump in August had said that the US has "many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option" to address the crisis in Venezuela, which drew rebukes from some of the U.S.'s strongest allies in the region.

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