Russian Foreign Ministry: Anglo-Saxons arrogantly reject dialogue

16.03.2018, Astana.

The Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, answering a correspondent’s question at the meeting of foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran, and Russia on March 16, said that Anglo-Saxons arrogantly say to Russia, “We will not speak with you,” a correspondent of the Rossa Primavera Information Agency reports.

During the press-conference, Lavrov commented the situation around the accusations that Russia allegedly poisoned Sergey Skripal, and the associated russophobic wave in foreign media.

According to Lavrov, the Anglo-Saxon idea of law exhibits a very interesting aspect. The British are brazenly violating the convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons.

 “This is a gross violation of the Convention, which demands that, before proceeding with any actions, one must directly address the state from which a toxic agent allegedly originates. However, they arrogantly tell us, ‘We will not speak with you’,” Lavrov stressed.

 “Let this be on the conscience of those who has set up this absolutely unjustified, absolutely brazen game on the  field of russophobia,” the minister concluded.

On March 4, Sergey Skripal and his daughter were hospitalized after being poisoned by a toxic agent. UK Prime Minister Theresa May blamed this incident on Russia. These accusations were supported by US President Donald Trump.

A few days later, the UK authorities said that they plan to expel 23 Russian diplomats. After that, the US threatened Russia with further sanctions.

Source: Rossa Primavera news agency

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