Venezuela and Cuba, both under severe U.S. sanctions, welcomed a recent call by the UN for eased international sanctions amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

“The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, joins the righteous, humane and urgent world clamor, considering that: ‘at this decisive moment, sectoral sanctions should be reduced or suspended…,” Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Tuesday on Twitter.

His Cuban counterpart also hailed Bachelet’s statement saying: “No more blockade.”

Bruno Rodriguez welcomed Bachelet’s support for “the universal and urgent demand of the international community to alleviate or suspend sanctions and blockades before COVID-19

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