Use of force by US cannot solve problems: Russia

Last Updated: Sat, Dec 01, 2012 17:50 hrs

Moscow, Dec 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Resolving world problems by force as the US is trying to do does not work, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.

In his opening speech to the 20th session of the Foreign and Defence Policy Council, Lavrov said: "The line of conducting democracy by iron and blood does not work."

This is clear in the case of Iraq and other states, he added.

"No-one knows in the end what will happen in the Middle East," including Syria, the Russian minister said.

He recalled the fate of previous attempts to use force by circumventing the UN Security Council, and expressed anxiety that some states were trying to make the "Libyan model a precedent".

Speaking about the future world order, Lavrov said "in future, not all rules which are used in world politics now, will exist".

"We can expect that in the next 20 years, the world order will be more complex," he added.

--IANS/RIA Novosti


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