Before he left office, Barack Obama made every attempt he could to start a war with Russia. But even though Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, Obama’s policies continue threating to destroy what’s left of the diplomatic relations with Russia.
While Trump sincerely understands the benefits of good relations with Russia for both countries, Obama’s policies are persisting, Lavrov said. “I can assure you that neither Nord Stream 2 nor Turk Stream will be halted,” Lavrov told reporters of the pipelines the Russians intend to continue to make progress on. According to RT, the proposed new sanctions in the Senate, and the attempt to amend the must-pass NDAA military funding bill with measures against the two Russian-built natural gas pipelines in Europe.
Both pipelines are in the final stages of construction and will enable Russia to export billions of cubic meters of natural gas into Europe via Germany and Turkey, without having to worry about potential obstruction from Ukraine or Poland.
Countries have begun to repeatedly disobey U.S. sanctions as they become irrelevant. The U.S has lost its stranglehold on power over other countries and has increased its grip on those living within its borders.
Lavrov also mocked the media for creating a mountain out of a molehill with regards to his “secret” meeting with President Trump.
Congressman Adam Schiff (D-California), the House Democrats’ point man for Trump impeachment, called the meeting a “success of Russian propaganda.” But Lavrov fired back. “There was no press at our meeting, American or Russian. If Schiff can describe the ministerial-level contacts normal to any country and my meeting with the president in such a way, then I believe that they will soon accuse our diplomats, just as they have our athletes, of doping and call for criminal punishment,” Lavrov told reporters.