Lavrov indicated during a press conference after his talks with the Saudi Foreign Minister, Faisal bin Farhan, today in Moscow, that he would like the settlement process in Yemen not to be affected by the US decision.
Lavrov said: “But many, including representatives of the United Nations, express their concerns about the emergence of a negative impact.”
They also touched upon some issues on the Russian-Yemeni bilateral agenda.
Lavrov indicated during this conference that Russia believes that interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states and imposing ideological prescriptions and schemes on them from abroad is unacceptable.
Lavrov said, “No one should do that. But, unfortunately, we see how America and its allies in this region behave like elephants in a food store, in Iraq and Libya, and attempts to undermine Syria as well.”
Lavrov added, “All this, unfortunately, has dire consequences for the countries and peoples of the region.”
Lavrov stressed that his country had put forward an initiative that would reduce tension between Riyadh and Tehran, expressing Russia’s interest in launching a normal dialogue between Iran and the GCC countries.
He expressed his hope for reaching confidence-building measures between Iran and the GCC countries, noting that this is among the goals of the Russian concept of collective security in the Persian Gulf.
In turn, the Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, said that “cooperation with Russia has contributed to the stability of oil markets.”
The Saudi minister added, during a press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, saying, “We are cooperating with Russia within the OPEC + system.”
The Saudi foreign minister claimed that “the kingdom is pushing towards achieving stability in the region,” and considered the kingdom “successful” in implementing the Riyadh agreement in Yemen, as he claimed.
While Saudi Arabia has and is still plunging the region into war, devastation and chaos, as it did in Yemen, where it destroyed it completely and committed the most heinous crimes and starved its people, Farhan went out and accused Iran of what he called “spreading ruin” in the region.
On Libya, he stressed that “the Kingdom affirms that the solution in Libya must be done without external interference.”
Commenting on the Syrian crisis, he made empty accusations against Iran, forgetting what Riyadh had done in Yemen to spread chaos and ruin and destroy the infrastructure.