The West is inventing new rules of the world order because it feels a threat to its dominance, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on April 1 on the Great Game program on Channel One Russia.
“The West now feels a threat to its dominance. This is a fact. And all these ‘actions movements,’ including the invention of ‘rules on which the world order should be based’ – not the UN charter, but the ‘rules’ that the West comes up with – they reflect exactly this tendency,” the Russian Foreign Minister said.
He added that the contemporary West acts in a similar way as it has done while opposing the Soviet Union, which the US had previously accused of trying to spread its ideology everywhere. Lavrov recounted his dialogue with former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about Russia’s alleged interference in the US election.
Lavrov mentioned Tillerson’s response to his remark that the USA explicitly wrote in their laws (for example, the Ukraine Support Act) that the US State Department should spend $20 million a year to support Russian civil society and promote democracy. “There’s not even anything to prove here, they just announced that they would interfere. He said that these are different things. When asked why, he said that we ‘carry authoritarianism,’ and they carry democracy,” the Russian Foreign Minister clarified.
Lavrov stressed that such statements of US representatives are filled with sincere belief in their rightness.
On March 23, during a visit to China after negotiations with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Lavrov said that the EU had destroyed all the mechanisms of relations with Russia that had been created for years. The diplomat said Brussels was to blame for this state of affairs. He stressed that the entire infrastructure of relations between Russia and the EU as an organization “has been destroyed by unilateral decisions of Brussels.”
Lavrov said Moscow was ready to resume relations, but only if there were constructive suggestions from the EU. He added that Russia has individual partner countries in Europe with which relations will continue.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency