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West resorts to terrorism to topple anti-imperialist gov’ts: Morales

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks to Iran's Spanish-language television, Hispan TV

Bolivian President Evo Morales says the Western powers resort to terrorism in an attempt to unseat governments which are against imperialism, warning, however, that such a policy would backfire.

Morales made the remarks in an interview with Iran’s Spanish-language television channel Hispan TV in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.

The Bolivian leader said the Western states resort to terror threats and provide financial support to terrorists, who serve as their proxies, in a bid to depose anti-imperialism heads of state and governments.

Touching on the recent deadly terror attacks in the French capital city of Paris, he said the United States fuels such terror activities with the aim of “inflicting damage on human life.”

On November 13, assailants struck at least six different venues in and around Paris, leaving 130 people dead and over 350 others wounded. In a statement the day after, the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the fatal assaults.

The Bolivian president further noted that some Western states resort to military intervention whenever they face economic woes, citing the developments in Libya as an example.

Countries are capable of resolving their problems and there is no need for foreign intervention like what the North America is doing, he added.

Commenting on Bolivia’s relations with Iran, Morales said he chose to improve relations with the Islamic republic when he was elected president despite Washington’s pressure.

No one can determine with which countries we could or could not have relations, Morales further emphasized.

The Bolivian leader was one of the participants of the third summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) which was held in Tehran on November 23. The fourth GECF summit is due in Bolivia in 2017.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (R) shakes hands with his Bolivian counterpart, Evo Morales, during the third summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Tehran in Tehran November 23, 2015. ©Reuters

GECF is currently comprised of 18 member countries, including 12 main and 6 observer members.

Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela are the forum’s main members.

Kazakhstan, Iraq, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman and Peru are observer members of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum.

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