Lavrov: Iraq developments show total failure of American-British ‘adventure’
Posted on June 14th, 2014

Courtesy RT

Published time: June 12, 2014 10:42
Edited time: June 12, 2014 13:08

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (AFP Photo / Olga Maltseva)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (AFP Photo / Olga Maltseva)

The events in Iraq are a result of the actions carried out by the US and the UK, and the situation has spiraled out of control, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told journalists.

It has been reported that the UK foreign minister declared that the events in Iraq are, according to him, an illustration that terrorism is rampant in the region due to the absence of reconciliation in Syria,” Lavrov said.

We’ve known that our English colleagues have a unique ability to twist everything. But I didn’t expect such cynicism, because the events that are taking place in Iraq are an illustration of a complete failure of the venture started by the US and the UK that allowed it to spiral out of control completely.”

We express our solidarity with the Iraqi authorities, the Iraqi people who should restore peace and security in their country, but the actions of our Western partners raise a lot of questions,” Lavrov marked.

 

Kurdish Iraqi Peshmerga forces deploy their troops and armoured vehicles on the outskirts of the multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk, only 1 kilometre away from areas controlled by Sunni Muslim Jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in northern Iraq on June 12, 2014. (AFP Photo / Marwan Ibrahim)

Kurdish Iraqi Peshmerga forces deploy their troops and armoured vehicles on the outskirts of the multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk, only 1 kilometre away from areas controlled by Sunni Muslim Jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in northern Iraq on June 12, 2014. (AFP Photo / Marwan Ibrahim)

Lavrov noted that 11 years ago the US president announced the victory of democracy in Iraq, and that the situation has deteriorated in geometrical progression.”

The unity of Iraq has been called into question. The rampant terrorism is taking place due to the fact that the occupation troops didn’t pay any attention to the interior political processes, didn’t help the national dialogue, and only pursued their own interests,” Lavrov said.

On Monday night, the terrorists seized control of the town Mosul – the administrative center of the northern province of Nineveh. On Wednesday, the authorities informed the population about the fall of Tikrit, the hometown of former leader Saddam Hussein and just 150km from Baghdad.

Sergey Lavrov has also touched on the developments in Ukraine. He said Moscow demands an immediate investigation into the reports of the use of banned weapons in Ukraine.

 

A local resident stands in front of the blown out windows and walls of a residential building after it was hit by mortar shells during clashes in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, on June 11, 2014. (AFP Photo / Daniel Mihailescu)

A local resident stands in front of the blown out windows and walls of a residential building after it was hit by mortar shells during clashes in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, on June 11, 2014. (AFP Photo / Daniel Mihailescu)

We emphasize concern over the reports about the use by the Ukrainian military of fire bombs and other indiscriminate weapons. Those reports must be urgently checked,” Lavrov stressed.

He said the Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin will be calling the OSCE mission which has observers in Ukraine, to establish facts [of using indiscriminate weapons], as well as will strive for the investigation into the tragedies in Odessa on May 2, in Mariupol on May 9, the ongoing actions in Kramatorsk and Slavyansk, and the snipers’ case on Maidan in February – all those probes should be brought to a close.”

We know that the European Council is ready to be involved in the probe which the Ukrainian authorities carry out. We are convinced that this should be done,” Lavrov stressed.

Russia is also submitting to the UN the draft resolution on Ukraine calling to follow the roadmap the OSCE previously proposed.

We’ve asked our UN envoy to submit to the UN Security Council the project on the resolution on the Ukrainian situation because the lack of progress on the halt of the violence and military actions since the start of the punitive operation causes concern,” Lavrov said.

At the moment there is no talk about bringing peacemakers to Ukraine, Lavrov said.

We don’t think that the situation has reached that point yet. There is still hope for a declaration by [Ukrainian President Petro] Poroshenko that the violence will be stopped and the negotiations will begin,” he added.

5 Responses to “Lavrov: Iraq developments show total failure of American-British ‘adventure’”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    OK Hon. Lavrov, what have you done to SAVE Russians in Ukraine from US aligned Ukraine JUNTA?

    Nothing! They are dying in hundreds everyday.

    Russia BETRAYED the Russian minority in Ukraine. At least CUT gas to Ukraine if Russia is too scared to send in the army.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    The NEW Ukraine govt. is a BARBARIC lot.

    “Ukrainian FM chants ‘Putin – f**ker’ at vandalized Russian embassy in Kiev”

    – RT

    This is DISGUSTING. Putin does nothing to save Russians from these attacks.

  3. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Iraq’s collapse comes as a surprise to no one except the US population. Iran has fought an eight year war with Iraq when Iraq was under Saddam Hussein. Though he was a Dictator, he was a “necessary” Dictator. By ousting him the US gave Iran Carte Blanch over Iraq.

    Persian Iran despises her Arab Muslim neighbors and Iraq was the main power standing in her way. Iran is also a key ally of Russia. Iran has always intended to bifurcate Iraq into three nations and now it is happening. Another storm that is brewing is the rise of a nuclear (Persian) Iran in the predominantly Arab Muslim Middle East. Now Saudi Arabia to other Arab states have only one option since they have practically given up on any alliance with the US. the only option is for them to acquire the same nuclear technology Iran now possesses. It is similar to what happened between India and Pakistan but on a far more dangerous level.

    In neighboring Syria the standoff between Washington D. C. who sided with the rebels and Moscow who sided with the Assad government in Damascus resulted in the US arming the rebels. That ended with a total failure when the US closed her Embassy and consulates in Syria and giving a de facto victory to Moscow. It has also contributed to armed Syrians joining in the dismemberment of Iraq.

    Simply put the US “Arab Spring” has ricocheted on the US. From Egypt to Iraq, to Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan to Israel the US policies in that region has been an utter failure

  4. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    I should have mentioned Lebanon where the “Benghazi” scandal is yet to play out in the US.

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    AL QAEDA won the war in Afghanistan.

    Now hey are spreading to Iraq, Pakistan, Kashmir, Endia, SL.

    The Beruwala and Aluthgama Sunni Al Qaeda terrorism is a clear indication of this.

    Unless nipped in the bud this will ruin the nation.

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