Lavrov Slams Unacceptable Western Hostility Toward Russia

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Lavrov Slams Unacceptable Western Hostility Toward Russia

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Lavrov accused the EU of “knowingly destroy(ing) almost the entire infrastructure of our relations and is carrying on a policy of illegal unilateral sanctions.” 

“It keeps saying that the normalization of relations with Russia depends on the implementation of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine, which Kiev is openly sabotaging.” 

“Media (propaganda) campaigns are orchestrated to accuse Moscow of disinformation, without any substantiation, and all Russia’s proposals to launch a professional dialogue based on facts have been rejected.” 

“It has come to open interference in our internal affairs.”

Lavrov’s above remarks and other recent straight talk about unacceptable US and EU actions against Russia are welcome and long overdue.

Longstanding US policy calls for regime change, wanting Russia and  other nations free from its control transformed into pro-Western vassal states.

Britain and EU countries operate as virtual US colonies, going along with a higher authority in Washington even when harming their own interests. Rare exceptions prove the rule.

Nothing in prospect suggests a change in US-led war on Russia by other means.

When initiated, diplomatic outreach by Moscow to the West when initiated is a waste of time, accomplishing nothing but broken promises when made.

Russia’s interest in “ensur(ing) the peaceful, stable and safe development of the Eurasian continent” is consistently rebuffed by US-led Western hostility.

Possible improvement of Western relations with Russia ahead is virtually nil.

Lavrov admitted that Russia sees no prospect for improved relations with the US under Biden.

Things already worsened and are highly likely to harden further ahead.

Another round of illegal Biden regime sanctions on Russia is coming, likely more of the same and other dirty tricks to follow.

Instead of cooperative relations with Russia and other independent countries, the US prioritizes confrontation. 

It’s clear from no end to hostile rhetoric and actions that are virtually certain to continue and likely harden.

The US, Britain, and EU countries aren’t Russian “colleagues (and) partners.”

For them, Moscow is a mortal enemy. Instead of futile diplomatic outreach, the Kremlin should give them stiff doses of their own medicine.

Lavrov justifiably slammed Britain, accusing its ruling regimes of “making absolutely unsubstantiated attacks on Russia and using harsh anti-Russia rhetoric in the public spotlight.”

Because of its hostile actions, “bilateral cooperation has almost come to a standstill.”

“Mutual trust has been lost, and the temperature of our relations is hovering around zero.”

The same goes for Russia’s relations with the US.

Lavrov was overly optimistic about the prospect of saving the landmark JCPOA nuclear deal.

Biden regime hardliners show no intention of lifting illegal sanctions on Iran or fulfilling its other obligations — just the opposite.

Where the US goes on Iran and other nations, colonized Britain and EU countries follow.

Rarely do I disagree with Lavrov but strongly break with his belief that the Biden regime “show(s) serious intentions to rejoin the JCPOA.”

Rhetoric aside, its actions show no such intention.

If otherwise, Biden would have fulfilled his campaign promise. Instead he went the other way.

In short order, he breached virtually all positive campaign promises.

Like his predecessors, he’s pursuing dirty business as usual continuity with no prospect of shifting in a positive direction.

As things now stand, the JCPOA will likely dissolve — much like numerous other international agreements US regime walked away from unilaterally.

On Syria, Lavrov explained that Russia’s military intervention in September 2015 at the request of its government “made a decisive contribution to defeating (US/NATO/Israeli supported) terrorism and guaranteeing the security of the Syrian Arab Republic.”

“We have prevented the threat of a forcible government change in the Syrian Arab Republic.”

“Such a government change would only continue the bloodshed in this country and wreak further havoc in the entire region.”

Unlike the US-dominated West and Israel, Russia scrupulously respects and observes international law.

It respects the sovereignty of Syria and all other nations.

“Russia has no covert agenda in Middle East affairs,” Lavrov explained. 

“We are acting in the interests of international peace and security, while striving to stabilize the Middle East and North Africa.”

Moscow has no Western “colleagues (and) partners” — just adversaries and mortal enemies.

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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.