Foreign Ministry statement
We strongly condemn the assassination attempt on the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on August 4, 2018, which left seven people injured. We consider it absolutely unacceptable to use terrorist methods as political tools. It is obvious that the aim of such actions is to destabilise the situation in the country following the recent congress of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, which outlined the priority steps to restore the national economy.
We are confident that the settlement of political disputes must be provided solely by peaceful and diplomatic means. We stand with the people of Venezuela and wish those injured a speedy recovery.