Venezuela on Friday denounced the U.S. before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the “crimes against humanity” committed by Washington with sanctions.

Venezuela’s Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez said in a press conference that Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza handed a file explaining the situation in Venezuela to a prosecutor in ICC’s headquarter, The Hague.

“For the first time, a case is presented before the International Criminal Court where it is demonstrated that unilateral coercive measures, which today constitute a fundamental element of the foreign policy of the United States, constitute crimes against humanity,” she said.

She added the report includes “confessions”

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