Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has slammed U.S. President Barack Obama for stating "American world view" in a speech to the UN General Assembly.
"It's an American world view, a world view stated by a president who has repeatedly stressed his own exclusiveness and the exclusiveness of his country, and the world view of a nation that has written down into its national security doctrine a right to use force at its discretion regardless of any decisions of the UN Security Council or any other acts of international law," Lavrov said in answering a question from Interfax at a meeting with journalists.
Russia "was honored with second place as a threat to world peace and security" in Osama's speech, Lavrov said.
"The fever caused by the Ebola virus was in first place, the Russian aggression in Europe, as the president put it, was in second place, and third place went to ISIL [the Islamic State], Al Qaeda and other terrorists who now operate in the Middle East, primarily in countries that the United States has invaded illegally, in breach of international law," the minister said.
"It also seemed strange to me that the U.S. president said several times that the world had become more free, that the world had become more secure. I couldn't even understand whether that was a serious statement and there wasn't any Orwellianism behind that because George Orwell invented a ministry of truth awhile ago, and apparently this philosophy hasn't become a thing of the past yet," Lavrov said.
"So I don't think that the peacemaker's speech, the way it was written, was a success if you put it beside specific facts," he said.
Lavrov said Russia did not believe in unilateral accusations and "laying the blame at somebody else's door" as ways of dealing with conflicts but wanted an honest, equal and mutually beneficial dialogue.
"I'm going to meet with [U.S. Secretary of State] John Kerry today and will tell him about that," the minister said.
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