Lavrov: US’ Decision on the Golan Heights Is an Open Demonstration of Permissiveness
OREANDA-NEWS. Sergey Lavrov, head of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, called the decision of the USA on the Golan Heights an open demonstration of permissiveness. The Russian Foreign Minister noted that such an attitude to international law is observed in all areas.
During the press conference with the head of Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Antalya Sergey Lavrov said that US’ decision on recognizing the Golan Heights as part of the territory of Israel is a deliberate demonstration of permissiveness. The press conference took part after the meeting of the Joint Strategic Planning Group.
“In addition, many people analyze this step in the context of the upcoming elections in Israel, it also has, of course, another dimension,” Russian Minister stressed. “I feel that this is a conscious demonstration of permissiveness. with threats, ultimatums and sanctions, this is, for the most part, all the tools that are used in the US foreign policy."
"It is sad, but it is possible to observe such an attitude towards international law everywhere," Lavrov added.
He said that cessation of the United States’ participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue is a vivid example of such behavior in Washington, which was a “grossly direct violation of the UN Security Council resolution that approved the plan,” and also events in Venezuela, where “all tninkable principles, constituting the basis for interstate communication, fixed in the UN Charter, are violated.”
“And, of course, such an attitude to the decisions of the UN Security Council on the Middle East settlement and on the Golan Heights in particular is an extra example in the series I was talking about,” Sergey Lavrov concluded.