TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemned the US secretary of state’s meddlesome comments about Venezuela, voicing Tehran’s support for Caracas against Washington’s illegitimate interference.

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In a statement on Saturday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi denounced US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran supports Venezuela’s legitimate government and nation against Washington’s illegal interference,” he said.

“We believe that the way for the settlement of Venezuela’s internal problems is only dialogue among local political forces on the basis of that country’s legal frameworks,” Qassemi said, adding, “Any foreign interference in that country’s internal affairs would be unconstructive and only complicate the situation.”

Last week, Mike Pompeo described Venezuela’s government under President Nicolas Maduro as illegitimate, saying the US would work with like-minded countries in Latin America to “restore democracy” there.