If Japanese diplomats head for Moscow this year be prepared to confront Sergey Lavrov

One of the most formidable diplomats today is Russia’s Sergey Lavrov, so if Japan thinks it is prepared to negotiate with Russia on economic trade and the Kuril Islands, they should consider bringing their best diplomats with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe if the Japanese delegation heads to Moscow this year as planned. It isn’t likely the Russians will tolerate Japan’s military buildup as a proxy for America any longer without countering Japan by providing military sales to China. Last year November, 2015 it was reported Russia sold China 24 Su-35 fighters to counter America’s military buildup in the Pacific region to counter China’s further military expansion. And when Turkey started getting uppity with Russia when Turkey shot down a Russian fighter-bomber over Syrian territory last year, Russia through Sergey Lavrov stepped in and are not likely to tolerate Turkey’s hosting terrorists in Turkey any longer. In the video clip attached below, watch Russia’s Sergey Lavrov snub America’s Victoria “F–k the EU” Nuland when they met in Zurich. The Russians have nothing but contempt for the U.S. State Department. Brilliant.

Source: TASS

Moscow won’t forgive Turkey’s “aiding and abetting terrorists” — foreign minister

February 4, 2016

The Russian top diplomat stressed that anti-terrorism efforts, as well as Syrian settlement are of principal importance for Russia

Sergey LavrovRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
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MOSCOW, February 4. /TASS/. Moscow will not forgive Turkey’s aiding and abetting terrorists but will stay friendly towards the Turkish people, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Italy’s Limes magazine.

“We will not forgive this aiding and abetting terrorists,” he said. “But we have never put an equal mark between some of the current ruling establishment that bear direct responsibility for the death of our servicemens in Syria, and our old and reliable friends among the Turkish people.”

The Russian top diplomat stressed that anti-terrorism efforts, as well as Syrian settlement are of principal importance for Russia. “That is why the attack of the Turkish air force on the Russian bomber cannot change our approaches,” he said. “If Turkey’s provocation was meant to achieve this goal, its inventors have obviously failed.”

According to the Russian diplomat, after Turkey’s attack on the Russian Su-24 bomber in November a moment of truth arrived in the fight against terrorism.

“Ankara’s move was an unprecedented challenge for the Russian Federation,” Lavrov said. “It is evident that such actions could not but impact the Russian-Turkish relations, and the confidence for Turkey as a partner has been seriously shattered,” Lavrov said.

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