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    Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Tuesday that US-led sanctions against Russia "is genuine economic terrorism."

    MOSCOW, October 14 (RIA Novosti) - The president of Bolivia Evo Morales has labeled the sanctions adopted by the United States against Russian economy as a case of economic terrorism in a Tuesday interview to Moscow-based RT TV Channel.

    "This [US sanctions against Russia] is genuine economic terrorism. The country that thinks it can dominate the world is making a mistake," Morales argued.

    Morales said that a single nation "cannot rule in this multipolar world," emphasizing the role of the United Nations in settling cooperation among countries.

    He concluded by condemning and rejecting the US sanctions against Moscow, stating that Bolivia shares the "struggle of Russian people".

    Earlier in the week, the Bolivians re-elected Evo Morales as a president for the third time. He dedicated the victory to Socialist Latin American leaders Fidel Castro and the late Hugo Chavez. Morales became the president in 2006 and is to hold the office until 2020.

    Washington and Brussels imposed several waves of economic sanctions against Russia over its alleged meddling in Ukrainian internal conflict. Moscow has denied the accusations, branding the sanctions ineffective and illegal. The latest restrictions were targeting Russian banking, defense and energy sectors.

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