Lavrov: With sanctions in Westerners hands, there is no trust

MOSCOW, (IP) - Russian Foreign Minister highlighted that times when such instruments [sanctions] have become customary in the hands of Western colleagues, one cannot trust and rely on them as loyal partners.

Iran PressEurope: Speaking further about international relations and current issues, in a televised interview, Sergey Lavrov pointed out that Russia would seek new ways of dealing with Western sanctions, according to Sputnik.

 It is important to rely on the capabilities of countries that firmly follow the principles of international law, the loyalty of which is beyond doubt," the minister noted.
The top diplomat added that a "club of advocates for justice" in global economic affairs had already been created, with Russia and Iran being its members.

Recently, our Western colleagues have realized that it was impossible to completely restore a unipolar world, as craved by Americans and their allies." 

Lavrov added that the European countries were increasingly failing to reclaim independence and power in the new world order, so they hoped for Euro-Atlantic solidarity.

"Therefore it is in the interests of the United States, while retaining its influence in Europe, to try to reduce the number of other contenders to become a pole in the new world system, he stated. 
Russia and Iran were two major global actors that would play their roles in the formation of the new world order, he said.

The minister went on to address regional conflicts, namely the recent Nagorno-Karabakh war adding as for Nagorno-Karabakh, we were driven by the desire to put an end to the bloodshed. The parties to the conflict — Armenia, and Azerbaijan — expressed their interest in doing so, Lavrov stressed.

Iran's concerns, according to the minister, were understandable, as the normalization of relations between neighboring Azerbaijan and Armenia would affect Iranian transit interests, he noted.


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