Bolivia President Thinks Oil Price Plunge Is a US Attack on Russia, Venezuela (Evo Morales)

Calls for unity in face of American pressure, belligerence

Fri, Dec 19, 2014
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Bolivian President Evo Morales

MOSCOW, December 19 (Sputnik) - The US has provoked the decrease in oil prices, to attack Venezuela and Russia, the President of Bolivia Evo Morales said to RT in an interview.

"The reduction in oil prices was provoked by the US as an attack on the economies of Venezuela, and Russia…

In the face of such an economic and political attack, the countries have to be united," Morales said.

Nowadays it is impossible to remove presidents with military coups, so economic means and sanctions are considered, the president explained.

Such aggressive US policies, he said, are aimed at dividing countries, dominate them politically and rob them economically.

"Whatever economic aggression with oil prices that comes from the US is not going to last. I am convinced of it," the president reassured.

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He explained that the US was not interested in oil prices, but in conducting economic attacks to topple certain presidents.

However, "this escapade would not work. Our people are conscious. We are anti-imperialists," he said.

The US and the EU introduced several round of sanctions against Russia over its alleged role in the Ukrainian crisis.

The sanctions targeted the banking, energy and defense sectors, as well as certain individuals. However, Russia repeatedly denied its involvement in Ukraine's internal affairs.

US President Barack Obama signed a sanctions bill against Venezuela Thursday.

The sanctions target individuals who are allegedly responsible for human rights violations during February protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government.

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