Venezuela has blasted U.S.’ ongoing air blockade amid coronavirus pandemic, saying 800 Venezuelans who want to return homeland “stranded” in the U.S.

“We denounce that the US insists on its air blockade of Venezuela and still refuses to authorize direct humanitarian flights of [Venezuelan] Conviasa Airline or other lines, to bring back the more than 800 compatriots stranded in the U.S. and registered in the system of our Chancellery,” Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza tweeted Tuesday.

Washington suspended flights to and from Venezuela in May 2019 because conditions exist in the South American country threaten “the safety or security of

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