September 25, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with the NTV weekly program on Sunday that the US will not strike North Korea because it possesses nuclear weapons.
“On [North] Korea the US will not deliver a strike, as they not only suspect, but know for sure that they have nuclear bombs,” he said. “President [Vladimir] Putin reiterated a few times it is impossible to imagine the US or anybody else could have 100% information about absolutely all facilities.”
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“I am not protecting North Korea, I simply say practically all agree with this analysis,” he added.
He however did highlight how the US invaded Iraq despite the fears it possessed weapons of mass destruction.
“They made a strike on Iraq exclusively as they had 100-percent information no mass destruction weapons remained there,” Lavrov said. “There, a UN commission had been working, and they intrusively crossed the country’s territory, visited all facilities they wanted.”
“Thus, as the commission came to the conclusion Iraq had not met fully the requirements, those who issued orders on strikes realized clearly those were lies,” he continued. “Those, who ran that commission – let’s not go into details, there was somebody from Australia – took a huge sin.”
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.