Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:8PM
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov blamed the West and the United States for lack of peace and security across the globe.
Speaking at a Monday special UN Security Council debate on international peace and security, Lavrov described US-led airstrikes in Syria and the 2003 invasion of Iraq as epitomes of “violations of the fundamental principles of the United Nations.”
Last Year, the US and its allies started a new war in Iraq and Syria on the pretext of fighting ISIL after a 2003 invasion of Iraq, ruled by Saddam Hussein at the time, led to discovery of no weapons of mass destruction as claimed earlier.
Without mentioning any country directly, Lavrov implied that the US and its allies were behind the chaos in the world.
“All of this is the result of attempts to dominate global affairs, to rule over all, everywhere, to use military force unilaterally to push one’s interests,” Lavrov told the 15-member council, noting that such attempts to dominate the world “to a large extent have created a breeding ground in which extremists thrive.”
He further criticized the way the rules of the UN are manipulated, saying, “It’s time to answer the question: do we really want the see the UN an effective and influential instrument of preserving peace and security or are we ready to allow it turn into the arena of propagandist struggle, with the UN being excluded from the process of finding key solutions to international problems.”
He also referred to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, slamming the West for instigating the crisis there.
“For those unwilling to obey, there are techniques of inspiring inner conflicts and carrying out regime change operations,” the Russian foreign minister said. “One example is open encouragement of the anti-constitutional coup in Ukraine.”
The West accuses Moscow of having a hand in the deadly crisis in eastern Ukraine, which erupted when Kiev launched military operations in mid-April last year to silence pro-Russia protests there. However, the Kremlin denies the accusation.