12:09 GMT18 April 2021
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    CARACAS (Sputnik) - The recently declassified US intelligence report is an attempt by the United States to find arguments for justifying intervention, Venezuelan lawmaker Roy Daza told Sputnik.

    According to the report, declassified on Tuesday, Venezuela and Cuba made efforts to meddle in the 2020 US elections, acting in their own financial interests. It adds that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had intentions to influence former US President Donald Trump’s image, but had no possibility to do so. The report also accuses Russia of attempting to support Trump, denigrate current US President Joe Biden, and sow discord in US society.

    "By this report, they try to find arguments for their unipolar position, interference into other countries’ internal affairs and other governments’ policy", Daza said.

    The Venezuelan MP also said that the report is "banal" and cannot be taken seriously, adding that the "USA strives for hitting the image of countries that run independent policies such as Russia, Venezuela, Iran and Cuba".

    According to Daza, the USA is trying to resist a movement that has emerged in the United Nations to save the principles of the UN Charter and that opposes restrictive measures against countries Washington considers as ideological enemies.

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    interference, Russia, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, US Election 2020, US, Venezuela
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