Venezuela is major drug transit country in Trump’s decree


New decree of the US President Donald Trump concluded the list with top countries which are involved into drug transporting and their spreading around. It means that those countries breach international agreements on the fight with illegal substances. Bolivia and Venezuela take the leads in this list, according to Washington.

The Head of the White House reported that the Washington programs that are aimed at the support of opposition run by Juan Guaido are vital to United States national interests.

Washington made its own list of those countries which do not comply with their obligations. In this case, US President Donald Trump considered Venezuela as the top country. The American leader presented US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo his decree with this fact the text of which was spread on Thursday by Press Office of the White House.

“I hereby designate Bolivia and the illegitimate regime of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela as having failed demonstrably during the previous 12 months to adhere to their obligations under international counternarcotics agreements,” Trump said, adding: “I have also determined <…> that United States programs that support the legitimate government in Venezuela are vital to the national interests of the United States.”

“With the end of the Maduro dictatorship rife with criminal elements, the United States will have a much better opportunity to work with Venezuela to stem the flow of drugs leaving South America,” the US President pointed.

The list of “major drug transit or major illicit drug producing countries” consists not only of Venezuela and Bolivia but of such countries as Afghanistan, the Bahamas, Belize, Burma, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti and Honduras, India, Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama and Peru. “A country’s presence in the foregoing list is not necessarily a reflection of its government’s counternarcotics efforts or level of cooperation with the United States,” the decree reads.

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