Sergey Lavrov on Russian Foreign Policy
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman
Russia prioritizes cooperative relations with other nations, confrontation with none.
It foreign policy is polar opposite how the US, NATO and Israel operate — at war on humanity at home and abroad.
Russia operates by a higher standard according to the rule of law.
During the past year and earlier, the US and its imperial partners applied “pressure, blackmail, ultimatums and illegitimate actions” in pursuit of their diabolical agenda, said Lavrov.
Notably it’s by forever wars by hot and other means against invented enemies at a time when no real ones exist.
Lavrov: “(W)e are very concerned about the continuous arrogant actions of the United States and most of its Western allies, which are aimed at undermining international security, which is based on the UN, its Charter and its agencies and replacing the traditional norms and standards of international law with a ‘rules-based international order.’ ”
Their hostile to peace dark forces aim “to impose their decisions on all members of the international community.”
“The US-dominated West “can no longer dictate its own orders to others as it has over the last five centuries. History is moving forward. It is developing.”
“It is necessary to consider the views of the countries that now have a much greater weight in the world arena (completely incomparable with that of the colonial era) and the countries that want to preserve their civilizational identity and that do not see in the West the ideals for their societies.”
“Tolerance of diversity is another characteristic that the West is losing very quickly.”
Its ruling regimes, tech giants, and other corporate interests “completely ignore the constitutions of their states.”
“We have seen this clearly in the US and this is a source of deep concern.”
“We are not pleased by the attempts of the Western elites to find external enemies to resolve their internal political problems.”
“They find these enemies in Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela. The list of these countries is well known.”
Time and again, they wrongfully blame other countries for their own high crimes — diverting public attention from what their people need to know.
“Russia strives to act as constructively as possible in the international arena.”
“We are convinced that we must sit down and discuss all existing grievances rather than wrangle with each other.”
Lavrov is a model for how foreign ministers are supposed to operate on the world stage.
So is Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif. Their actions are polar opposite how thuggish Pompeo operated in Congress, as CIA director, and Trump’s bully-in-chief.
Whenever the US and its imperial partners make accusations against Russia and other countries, no evidence is cited because there is none.
Instead phony rhetoric is wrapped in “highly likely” and similar deceptive language.
Longstanding US, NATO, Israeli policy is guilt by accusation because they pronounced it, no evidence or other facts needed — at all times justifying what’s unjustifiable.
Russia calls for dialogue and cooperation with other nations in dealing with world issues.
Lavrov: “We invite our Western partners to return to common sense and to consider under the UN umbrella their ideas on cyber security, freedom of the media and many other problems that they are trying to resolve among themselves.”
Diplomatic outreach to the US by Russia and other nations free from its control fails whenever tried.
It’s why repeating what doesn’t work is a waste of time.
Hegemons don’t negotiate. They demand. The US is Exhibit A.
Russia has been going all-out for years to end US aggression in Syria and elsewhere to no available because aggressors deplore peace and stability.
On Biden/Harris regime’s secretary of state Anthony Blinken and his deputy Victoria Nuland, Lavrov said he knows them well and how they operate extrajudicially.
They did enormous damage on the world stage before. Expect more of the same ahead.
Lavrov: “The containment of Russia and China will undoubtedly be present on the foreign policy agenda.”
“They are already discussing how to prevent Russia and the PRC from joining forces to such a degree that they could become more powerful than America.”
“There are proposals of playing on the confrontation between Russia and China.”
“All of this has long been a part of US policy.”
Lavrov has no illusions about how the Biden/Harris regime intends to operate — like their predecessors, waging war on humanity at home and abroad.
When Russia, China, and other independent nations propose positive relations going forward and specific proposals in this direction, there’s no response from the US or a hostile one.
Close Sino/Russian cooperation is a vital force for world peace and stability instead of endless US wars.
There’s plenty about Trump to criticize. To his credit, he launched no new wars.
To his discredit, he continued inherited wars and waged them all-out by other means on China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela, and other nations.
Russia is a good neighbor, waging no wars against other nations like the US prioritizes in the name of peace it deplores.
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