Lavrov: Washington’s muscle-flexing against Iran is dangerous

Lavrov: Washington’s muscle-flexing against Iran is dangerous
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Washington’s muscle-flexing against Iran may create a dangerous situation where the US will be responsible for any catastrophic consequences, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview, APA reports citing TASS.

"For us, relations with Iran, Israel and other countries of the Middle East are important in themselves," Lavrov pointed out. "Russia’s foreign policy is multi-vector and doesn’t include the principle of making friends with some countries to harm others," he added. According to Lavrov, as far as contacts with the leadership of the region’s countries are concerned, Russia always encourages its partners "to seek peaceful solutions to all issues, abandoning the use of force and threats of force."

"Tensions in the region are rising because Washington and some of its allies seek to step up their anti-Iran policy. The United States is flexing muscles, it has launched a campaign to defame Tehran, accusing Iran of all sorts of offences," the Russian top diplomat pointed out. "It creates a dangerous situation where a spark would be enough to light a fire. The US would be responsible for any possible catastrophic consequences," he added.

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