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Sergei Lavrov: The "Arab Spring" is long-term

23.05.2013 13:45


Engulfed the disruption covered the Middle East and North Africa appear to be long-term and painful. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the international conference "The military and political aspects of European security" in Moscow.

According to him, the security of all countries, including the Euro-Atlantic area, are influenced by a range of factors. "The increasing military and political instability, the extension of turbulence zones in the international relations, strengthening of the elements of chaos in them are of particular importance. It is obvious that the disruption covered the Middle East and North Africa are likely to be long-term and painful and associated with an increased risk far beyond the region," said the Minister.

According to Lavrov, "it is only possible to parry the current challenges by building up collective actions of the international community on the basis of strict compliance with the norms and principles of international law." "As was repeatedly noted by President Vladimir Putin, no one can alone solve the global problems in economics and politics; this is the main feature of the new era. The rule of law in international relations has the same meaning as in the internal affairs. At the settlement of crisis situations it is necessary to act in strict compliance with the UN Charter, avoiding any violent construction of the UN Security Council and attempts to solve problems through the use of force only," said the Foreign Minister.

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