MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday blasted the United States for its attempt to dominate the world as well as its confrontational approach.
“The U.S. has taken a course toward confrontation and they are absolutely not critical of their own moves,” he told a press conference, commenting on the annual Sate of the Union address delivered by U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday.
“The address delivered by President Obama proves that the (U.S.) philosophy has only one central point: We are number one, and everyone else has to admit it,” Lavrov said.“Obama demonstrated that the U.S. actually wants to dominate the world rather than be the first amongst equals,” Lavrov said, pointing at Washington’s efforts to form coalitions for operations in Iraq, in the fight against the Islamic State and in anti-Russian sanctions.
Lavrov said the U.S. mindset is “kind of old-fashioned” and fails to meet modern realities. “They will come to understand this position cannot be maintained forever,” he said.
Lavrov urged Washington to resume constructive dialogues with Moscow on an equal footing, saying the two countries bear special responsibilities for world affairs. (Xinhua)