Russia's Top Diplomat Says U.S. Blocking of Foreign Accounts Is a Wild West-style Bank Robbery


Washington's blocking of foreign accounts is outright robbery, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a July 4 press conference.

According to Lavrov, during talks with his Venezuelan counterpart, the ministers agreed that the U.S. policy of blocking other countries' accounts is a gross violation of rights.

"We agreed that the U.S. actions to block the assets of sovereign states in foreign accounts is not just a blatant robbery of unwanted regimes in the spirit of the Wild West, but a gross violation of the social and economic rights of citizens," Lavrov said.

According to the head of the Foreign Ministry, the United States has a great desire to undermine the economy of Venezuela.

"It is already evident that these plans will not come true," Lavrov concluded to Washington's actions, adding that Russia will provide assistance to Venezuela.

Source: (Russian)

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