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Russia accuses US of bringing ‘chaos’ to ME

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the United States of plunging the Middle East into chaos and fueling the rise of extremists because of its drive to dominate the world.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (photo credit: AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (photo credit: AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Lavrov levels the fierce criticism of Washington’s policies at a special UN Security Council debate on maintaining international peace and security.

The foreign minister cites the US-led air strikes in Syria, the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the 2011 military intervention in Libya as examples of “violations of the fundamental principles of the United Nations.”

“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 tells the 15-member council.

“These have plunged the Middle East and North Africa into instability and chaos, and to a large extent have created a breeding ground in which extremists thrive,” he says.

— AFP

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