The president of Venezuela has banned George W Bush from entering the South American nation, labelling him “a terrorist”.
Former US president Bush, and his vice-president, Dick Cheney, are accused of having committed “terrorist acts and grave human rights violations” in Syria, Iraq and Vietnam and are no longer eligible for visas to visit the oil-rich state.
It's official now. George W Bush banned from Venezuela for terrorist activities. pic.twitter.com/rqlRZvXrgc
— Nathan Crooks (@nmcrooks) March 3, 2015
“Considering that the Republic of Venezuela is a sovereign state that promotes and guarantees universal respect for human rights,” reads a decree issued by Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro today.
“It resolves to prohibit the sanctioning of any visa or entry to Venezuela to… George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.”