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American unilateralism & intervention is driving global instability, not Russian actions: Putin

RT | June 14, 2021

While Washington constantly talks of the need for international harmony, it has rarely played a positive role in it in recent years, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said, stressing that stability is vital in world politics.

Asked during an interview with NBC’s Keir Simmons, broadcast on Monday, whether he would support a call for predictability and stability from his US counterpart, Joe Biden, when the two leaders meet in Geneva on Wednesday, Putin said that it is the most important value… in international affairs.” However, he added, “on the part of our US partners, this is something that we haven’t seen in recent years.”

Simmons pointed out that Biden has previously accused Russia of causing “a lot of instability and unpredictability,” with Putin responding that Moscow is concerned about the impact of American foreign policy as well. The Russian president pointed to what he described as Washington’s role in destabilizing Libya in 2011, as well as across much of the Middle East.

Putin also said that, when he asked US officials about their views on Syria’s political trajectory in the event of President Bashar Assad’s departure from power, they said they had no clear picture of what might follow.

“If you don’t know what will happen next, why change what there is?” the Russian president asked, adding that Syria could “be a second Libya or another Afghanistan” if Washington and its allies had succeeded in removing Assad from power. Russia has supported the Syrian government in the conflict, following a request from Damascus in 2015.

Eventually, it is America’s unilateralism and Washington’s desire to impose its will on others that disrupts stability in the international arena, Putin claimed. “That’s not how stability is achieved,” he said, adding that only dialogue can ensure security and peace.

“Let us sit down together, talk, look for compromise solutions that are acceptable for all the parties. That is how stability is achieved,” the president urged.

Putin’s comments came ahead of his first meeting with Biden since the US leader took office in January. The Russian president has said that US-Russia relations are at their “lowest point in recent years” in the run-up to the summit.

Biden said he wants to use the session to help build a “stable and predictable relationship” with Moscow. Yet, at the G7 summit, held in England last week, he also insisted that the US “will respond in a robust and meaningful way” to any “harmful activities” by Russia.

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3 Comments »

  1. “The Russian president pointed to what he described as Washington’s role in destabilizing Libya in 2011, as well as across much of the Middle East.”

    Given that 4 star American General Wesley Clark exposed Washington’s plans to attack 7 Middle Eastern countries in 5 years, back in 2007, the USA’s credibility in wanting “International harmony”, has not an ounce of sincerity in it.
    I suppose the Russians would like “International harmony”(don’t we all) but, given the propensity for the USA to Shoot first and ask questions later, their credibility is just “verbal diarrhoea”.

    And, in any negotiations between Mr Putin and “Sleepy Joe” could be very embarrassing indeed. It would be worth watching Putin “Chew him up and spit Biden out……..

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | June 14, 2021 | Reply

  2. My first reaction to this good report was a question bordering on the plaintive:  Why can’t a “civilized” world, with a functioning “united” United Nations headed by a collegial, unbiased, effective Security Council, function in the best interests of all humanity…objectively, justly, fairly, peaceably…? 

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    Comment by roberthstiver | June 15, 2021 | Reply

    • The USA government treats the UN, and the International Criminal Court, with utter contempt, along with its ‘owners’, Israel, neither of whom have signed up to the ICC.
      In a ‘civilised’ World, you would think that every country would want system whereby Justice was paramount.
      Israel and the USA(Govt) clearly do not.

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | June 15, 2021 | Reply


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