Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said the US measures were likely to bring additional hardship to the Venezuelan people [File: Pavel Golovkin/AP]

Venezuela‘s vice president has called the latest US sanctions freezing the assets of President Nicolas Maduro‘s government a “global threat” and an attack on private property.

Delcy Rodriguez said on Tuesday that “the US has to understand once and for all that they aren’t the owners of the world”.

“Every country that has investments in the US should be very worried because this sets a dangerous precedent against private property,” she said.

Rodriguez also said the US measures were likely to bring additional hardship to the Venezuelan people, who were already suffering from the effects of hyperinflation and a deep recession.

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