Russia’s Sergey Lavrov in China
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
While I’d urge Lavrov to be tougher in tone about the US and West if ever ever interfaced with him directly — matching his Iranian counterpart Zarif’s candor — Russia’s foreign minister has been moving in this direction of late.
Last week, he said the following about the pro-Western imperial tool International Criminal Court (ICC):
The court “repeatedly demonstrate(s) a political bias, a lack of professionalism or understanding of certain rules of international law…”
Time and again, it “breaches Rome Statute provisions…”
“Not only Russia, but many other countries justifiably criticized the ICC.”
“Its activities are taken with much pain by a number of African countries.”
Because of its pro-Western bias, Russia, China, and other countries refuse to support its operations.
The ICC “discredited itself and the mission that was entrusted to it.”
“Any action taken in The Hague must be viewed through this lens and in light of the court’s tarnished reputation.”
In China for high-level discussions on issues vital to both countries, Lavrov addressed questions asked by Chinese media.
On Sino/Russian relations, leaders of both countries regard them as “the best ever in the history of our bilateral ties,” said Lavrov, adding:
“In a large measure, our relations have reached this unprecedented level thanks to the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation, which President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of China Jiang Zemin signed in Moscow on July 16, 2001.”
“It is a truly historical document.”
“It provided a political foundation and the legal framework for the development of a new kind of relations between our countries, relations of comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation.”
“Right now, these relations are entering a new era.”
Strong Sino/Russian relations are unlike anything Lavrov knows of elsewhere between nations.
“It is an obligation to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of each other, an affirmation of the absence of territorial complaints and mutual resolve to make the border between Russia and China a line of eternal peace and friendship.”
“It is a very unusual formula for an official document.”
“It is an indication of a truly unique nature of our relations.”
“This form of interaction between Russia and China is absolutely free of any ideological limits.”
It’s a vital anti-imperial alliance, a counterforce to its war on humanity, what Chinese President Xi Jinping once called the “best in history.”
Both nations are “each other’s most trustworthy strategic partners,” adding:
“President Putin and I have built good working relations and a close personal friendship.”
Bilateral ties continue to be strengthened.
At the same time, beneficial multi-world polarity is being hindered by the US-dominated West.
Its hardliners aim to preserve US domination over the global economy and international politics at all costs.
They want their demands forced on other nations.
“Russia and China are promoting a constructive unification agenda,” said Lavrov.
“We want the architecture of international relations to be fair, democratic, capable of ensuring stability, and based on broad interaction of states and their integration associations, just as we are doing together with our Chinese friends by promoting integration in Eurasia.”
Unacceptable US-led Western meddling in the internal affairs of other countries is destructive, not constructive.
Along with its endless hot wars, it uses sanctions as a hammer against other nations.
Its Western colonies operate the same way.
They “lost the skill of classical diplomacy,” said Lavrov.
“Diplomacy is about relations between people, the ability to listen to each other, to hear one another and to strike a balance between competing interests.”
“These are exactly the values that Russia and China are promoting in diplomacy.”
“Whenever a diplomatic or a political dialogue turns to the language of ultimatums…the whole thing stops being diplomacy.”
When the US and their imperial partners use these methods and “get…rebuffed, they impose (illegal) sanctions.”
That’s how US ruling regimes operate. Biden regime hardliners operate like their predecessors.
Whenever US-led Western toughness targets Russia and other invented enemies and adversaries, phony pretexts justify what’s unjustifiable.
Russia supports the idea of a world community of nations against the unlawful, coercive sanctions.
It’s no surprise that the US and its imperial partners oppose what conflicts with their war on humanity.
The US wants nations free from its control weakened, isolated, undermined, and vulnerable to its aggression.
The growing relationship between Russia and China represents a significant counterforce against its diabolical aims.
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“How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion, and Class War”
“Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity”