The Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Friday that the US is pursuing a policy of double standards against Venezuela.
“The United States announced the provision of so – called humanitarian assistance to the people of Venezuela after they began to strangle it by imposing sanctions and carrying out illegal confiscations,” Morales said in his Twitter, calling it a manifestation of “double morality.” Thus, Washington “destroys the principles of international law,” added the President of Bolivia.
Earlier, he expressed the opinion that the administration of US President Donald Trump is trying to carry out a coup in Venezuela to seize its oil.
The leader of the Venezuelan opposition Juan Guaido claims that the country faced a humanitarian crisis. And Washington, in order to support him, announced its readiness to supply Venezuela with food and medicines worth more than $20 million. At the same time, the US administration on January 28 introduced restrictive measures against the state oil company of Venezuela PDVSA, which is the main source of income of Caracas. According to US experts, these sanctions will lead to the loss of Venezuela $11 billion over the next year.
The Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called the US initiative to provide humanitarian aid “bad and cheap show” and urged citizens to abandon it.