August 11 , 2017 – Fort Russ News –
There is ample evidence that American diplomats in various countries are leading the actions of the local opposition, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at the forum “Territory of Meanings.”
“Anywhere, in any country – in Eastern Europe, in Central Europe – the US embassy literally runs the processes, including the actions of the opposition,” he said.
According to the minister, there are many Russians working at the US Embassy in Moscow. “According to the Vienna Convention, if you receive personnel in a country where you have an embassy, this personnel can only be technical – drivers, typists, stenographers.” They have no right to engage in diplomatic activities, including political aspects,” the Foreign Minister explained.
Nevertheless, he stressed, the Russian side often identified cases when employees of the US embassy from among those hired in Russia traveled to regions, conducted population surveys – for example, on the attitude towards a governor or the federal center.
“In such situations, we simply politely ask our American colleagues to break off official relations with these people. Everything is allowable for them, in the first place and second, they have it in their blood, ” Lavrov said.
He noted that not a single “color revolution” made a better life for people in the countries where they occurred, both in the territory of the former USSR and in other parts of the world. “I think that the experience of the last decade, 15 years, shows that the peoples themselves are beginning to understand this more and more” the minister explained.
“The Americans have such a philosophy: it is necessary to create tension, showing that they are working with the opposition.” This is a miniature theory of controlled chaos – the more it bubbles, the more it is more convenient for them to look at this broth and season it with what they consider necessary, ” Lavrov said.
The forum participants asked the minister whether to wait for US intervention in the presidential elections in Russia in 2018.
“I hope that after all the unfounded accusations in our address, and not a single fact was presented during those nine or ten months that Washington has been saying about our interference in these elections, the very sharpness of this topic for the American establishment will make them think again”, – concluded Lavrov.