Venezuelan Foreign Minister rules out humanitarian crisis

There is no humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza told reporters at UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday.

He said Venezuela's economy is being blockaded because of US sanctions and accused the US of using aid as a political tool aimed at regime change. US aid has been piling up in Colombia at the border with Venezuela, but a bridge border crossing has been barricaded by the military under President Nicolas Maduro's orders.

The UN said it will bring humanitarian goods to Venezuela, a country from which millions of people have fled, when Mr. Maduro allows it.

Source: VOV5