Bolivia Rejects US Sanctions Against Russia - President Morales

© REUTERS / Mike SegarBolivia's President Evo Morales speaks at a news conference after addressing a United Nations General Assembly special session.
Bolivia's President Evo Morales speaks at a news conference after addressing a United Nations General Assembly special session. - Sputnik International
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Bolivian President Evo Morales on Saturday condemned new US sanctions against Russia as contradicting international law, saying that Bolivia rejects them.

Bolivia's President Evo Morales gestures during a press conference at the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) summit in San Antonio de Belen Heredia province, January 29, 2015 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — "The United States again seeks to impose unilateral sanctions against Russia. They contradict international law. Bolivia rejects them," Morales wrote on Twitter.

He added that by imposing such sanctions, the United States proves it is "a threat to multilateralism, international law and the United Nations."

On Thursday, the US Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill on new sanctions against Iran, North Korea and Russia, with the House of Representatives having approved the bill on Tuesday. On Friday, the White House said US President Donald Trump intended to sign the bill into law.

The new sanctions, if adopted, will boost restrictive measures against Russia, particularly against the Russian energy industry, due to Russia's alleged interference in US 2016 presidential election and Ukraine’s internal affairs.

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