AVN also repudiated Trump's insults against Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, whom the USA ruler described at the UN as a 'dictator imposing the establishment of a socialist system in the South American nation'.
"The Venezuelan people are starving", Trump said.
"We are prepared to take further action if the government of Venezuela persists on the path to imposing authoritarian rule on the Venezuelan people", Trump said at a working dinner he hosted Monday with Latin American leaders.
Soon after midnight, he tweeted, "We call for the full restoration of democracy and political freedoms in Venezuela, and we want it to happen very, very soon!"
While the Trump administration has imposed financial sanctions and Trump has called for tougher action, Latin American leaders have stuck to diplomatic sanctions and ruled out a military intervention, an option Trump has mentioned.
Arreaza, the Venezuelan foreign minister, refutes allegations of rights abuses, saying they've been concocted as excuses to meddle in the country's internal affairs.
"There is a very real danger that tensions will further escalate, with the government crushing democratic institutions and critical voices", Hussein told the United Nations.
Santos met with Trump and other Latin American leaders at a special dinner on the fringes of the U.N General assembly in NY to discuss what the USA leader described as a "completely unacceptable" situation in Venezuela under Nicolas Maduro's leadership.
Trump has invited Presidents Michel Temer of Brazil, Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, Juan Carlos Varela of Panama and Argentine Vice President Gabriela Michetti to the dinner on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly.
Maduro faced worldwide condemnation for the methods he has used to neutralize political opponents.
"The American empire wants to step on all countries that want to advance, but we will not surrender", said Yirialdy Echandia, a 37-year-old student.