In the face of the invasion of Ukraine, Russia and the United States They once again staged a controversial confrontation in the UN General Assembly. On this occasion, with a speech by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
During his speech, he attacked North American foreign policy The sanctions have not yet been lifted imposed on countries such as CubaVenezuela and Syria. This is the measure he described as “A gross violation of the principle of sovereign equality“Which harms “the most vulnerable classes of society.” Regarding the economic and trade embargo imposed on Cuba by President John Kennedy in 1962, he said that it was an “unprecedented” situation in history.
For this reason, Lavrov pointed out that the Joe Biden administration will not back down from the 243 coercive measures imposed by former US President Donald Trump on Cuba, because the former president considered the Cuban state a “state sponsor of terrorism.” The Russian Foreign Minister continued his speech by talking about Venezuela. “Washington must abandon, without any preconditions, its policy of economic strangulation To the country,” he said.
In the case of the South American country, US sanctions were applied to oil, gold, mining and the banking sector. Of the 926 sanctions imposed on Venezuela, Donald Trump signed 765 of them. At the beginning of the year, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro confirmed that the Venezuelan state was “ready to normalize relations” with the United States. Finally, Lavrov spoke about the situation in Syria.
to me Syrian countryThe Russian Foreign Minister added that the US sanctions “And undermine their right to developmentHe said of one of his allied countries: “The West is manipulating the Security Council to pressure those it does not like.” The White House approved the “Caesar Act” in 2020, which imposed sanctions on those who deal with Bashar al-Assad’s regime. The United States had previously banned United export all kinds of goods, food and medicine.
Lavrov’s position on Nagorno-Karabakh
about him The conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh As Armenia and Azerbaijan confirm today, Lavrov defended Russia’s position on this issue. The main measure is highlighted Sending Russian peacekeeping missions In the pocket. “Yerevan and Baku have already sorted out the situation,” he simply commented. He also denounced the “lack of legitimacy” of the European Union monitoring mission regarding this conflict.
Lavrov himself warned Russian citizens about this The “risks” involved in traveling from Russia to “unfriendly” countries.. He said a few days ago: “We emphasize once again the necessity of carefully weighing all risks when planning trips abroad and staying in unfriendly countries.”