Sergey Lavrov Blasts America’s Imperial Agenda
by Stephen Lendman
He’s a world-class diplomat, a model foreign minister, working tirelessly for world peace and stability – shaming his US counterparts, supporting endless wars on humanity.
Last week, he repeated what he said many times before. Sovereign independence is inviolable. No nation has the right to interfere in the affairs of others.
“(I)nternal reforms should be carried out in a peaceful, evolutionary way…(P)eople should determine their destiny on their own.”
Supporters of “messianically imposing their own ultra-liberal values, changing sovereign countries’ political systems, among them through ideologically motivated operations to topple undesirable regimes,” reflect longstanding US-led Western policy.
It’s responsible for mass slaughter, vast destruction, chaos and appalling human misery wherever it shows up – indefensible, untenable, its days numbered or we’re all doomed.
“The failure of such attempts is obvious, but they will be dealing with the aftermath for a very long time,” Lavrov explained.
“The so-called Arab Spring is a vivid example. We supported the commitment of people in the Middle East and North Africa to a better life, sustainable prosperity and necessary reforms.”
“It was obvious to us though that these issues should have been tackled by relying on national accord.”
Instead, US-led Western intervention created “chaos and anarchy,” dark forces taking full advantage. Imperial madness raped and destroyed one country after another, causing millions of casualties and the severest refugee crisis since WW II, victims blamed for their own misery.
Lavrov is heavily involved in trying to end six years of US war on Syria, impossible under Obama, hoping Trump favors conflict resolution, not continuing it for regime change – serious about combating terrorism, not supporting it like the Clintons, Bush/Cheney and Obama.
Lavrov looks forward to working with his US counterpart. Cooperating with America in combating terrorism “is a top priority for Russia,” he said.
All parties interested in resolving Syria’s conflict should be invited to Geneva on the basis of Syrians alone deciding the nation’s policies, not foreign powers or groups, Lavrov stressed.
Dialogue is just beginning. Things have a long way to go to restore peace and stability to the war-torn country. Achieving it will benefit the entire region – accept for Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other rogue states wanting continued turmoil.
If Trump wants conflict resolution in Syria, it’ll happen. Otherwise, it’s back to square one.
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