An American politician says that “the United States claims to be a defender of free trade, but today it is the number one enemy of free trade in the world.”
Bill Dores, a longtime writer and activist against the war, commented in an interview on Tuesday about the threats of the United States to Iran and Venezuela over their mutual trade.
Venezuela’s president defended his country’s right to free trade with Iran, despite the coercive efforts of the United States that brought both nations under illegal and unilateral sanctions, saying that neither Caracas nor Tehran will ever munch under pressure of Washington.
“Venezuela and Iran both want peace, and we have the right to trade freely,” he said Nicolas Maduro in a state television speech on Sunday.
Maduro referred to the two countries as “revolutionary peoples who will never kneel before the North American empire”.
Dores said: “It is a great thing that Iran, also subject to sanctions, has done for the Venezuelan people and for the world.”
“The cruel US sanctions have killed many thousands in Venezuela and Iran. How criminal is it that a country like Venezuela with huge oil reserves has to import fuel, because US sanctions make it unable to manage its own refineries? “.
“The United States claims to be a defender of free trade, but today it is the number one enemy of free trade in the world,” said the analyst.
“It is important to understand that wars and sanctions Washington against oil-producing countries they must not get oil. There are wars for monopoly, for profit, to limit supply and to keep the profits of global energy trade in the hands of US banks and companies, “he said.
“Like when Shah was in power in Iran, he transferred the country’s oil revenues to the United States, then to U.S. companies and banks. The American ruling class hates Iran because it is no longer true, because Venezuela and Iran now use their oil revenues to their advantage, not to enrich ExxonMobil or JPMorgan Chase“He said.
“Millions of people have died in the past 30 years as the United States desperately tries to restore its global monopoly. This also hurt people in the United States, “he said.
“After the Iraq war raised prices, people here had to choose between heating and power. Venezuela sent oil to help working-class people here, poor communities in the United States, the Bronx, the Appalachians, native communities. “He added.
“So, I stand, we stand, all decent people in the United States are with the people of Iran and Venezuela. It is not in our interest to have these wars and sanctions that are used as a wrecking ball against the world economy for the benefit of 1% in this country, “he said.
“And so we call for an end to the sanctions against Venezuela, an end to the sanctions against Iran and all other countries and we say to bring home all US ships and troops and planes,” he concluded.