Lavrov: US position on Iran and North Korea damages global situation
Withdrawal of the US from the Iran nuclear deal and Washington’s threats to solve the Korean Peninsula issues through military action are damaging the already bad situation in the world, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
"Continuous loss of mutual trust, which will be hard to restore, also arouses deep concerns. Unfortunately, these negative tendencies were aggravated by the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iran nuclear program and by Washington’s threats to solve the Korean Peninsula problems thorough military action," he stressed.
According to the top minister, "some governments are trying to pursue solely their own geopolitical goals, which harms joint work." "[They] want to benefit from crises and conflicts.[They] are applying methods of state structure exports, imposition over other nations of values that are strange to them and ways of reforming without regard to traditions and national aspects more and more often. Use of military force by skirting the UN Security Council, application of unilateral sanctions and exterritorial use of national law seriously undermined the authority of the national law," TASS cited Lavrov as saying.
"As a result - a dangerous arms race and the risk of uncontrollable spread of mass destruction weapons," Russian Foreign Minister concluded.