Wednesday, December 26, 2007

West Eager to Enforce the Law of the Jungle

United States and several European countries are determined to grant independence to Serbian Kosovo-Metohija province at any cost, even if it means a violation of international law, and this is where no similarities can be found with the Russian position, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.
“Our Western partners, above all the United States and a couple of European countries, are resolute in giving Kosovo independence, cost what it may, even if it means a violation of international law,” Lavrov said in an interview for the Moscow daily Vremya Novostei.
“This is where it is impossible for us to have similar positions with them,” he stressed.
“There can be no unilateral solutions either for Kosovo, for Iran, Lebanon or for the Near East issue as a whole,” the Russian foreign minister said, adding that “it was not in vain that that the UN Charter included the principle of unanimity of the permanent members.

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