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Lavrov: US does not want to abandon the “imperfect path” to world domination

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States persists in its desire to continue its world domination, but it is absolutely counterproductive in the multipolar world, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the IRNA news agency.

“The main problem, in our view, is Washington’s continued reluctance to abandon its imperfect path to maintain US world domination, which was adopted in the early 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Today it is evident to everyone that such a policy is totally counterproductive, especially as the objective process of forming a fairer, more democratic and therefore more sustainable multipolar world order is taking hold. ‘magnitude before our eyes,’ Lavrov said in an interview ahead of his visit to Iran.

Despite this, the United States, supported by its European allies, “has taken aggressive steps aimed at destroying the UN-centric international legal architecture and replacing it with what is called” the order-based on the United Nations. rules ”, he continued.

Russia, the minister noted, does not object to the idea of ​​everyone following rules.

“[Y]And these rules should not be developed in a narrow circle including Washington and its satellites and bypassing the United Nations, but in universal formats involving all major global players on the basis of universally recognized standards of international law, ”he said. He underlines.

Russia is actively working to switch to national currencies in trade

Russia is actively working with its trading partners to to abandon West-controlled payment systems, Lavrov also told IRNA news agency.

“It is equally important to redouble our efforts to reduce the risks associated with [US] punishments [on Iran] and the potential expenses for economic operators. In particular, progressive steps should be taken to move towards de-dollarization of national economies and the transition to payments in national or alternative currencies, as well as to stop using international payment systems controlled by the West. Russia has been actively working towards this end, ”Lavrov said in an interview ahead of his visit to Iran.

“We see great prospects for cooperation in this area with all interested international partners,” added the senior Russian diplomat.

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