Addressing the world body from Moscow in its 75th anniversary year, Lavrov praised its post-WW II founders — despite failure of the organization to fulfill its founding principles.
Established in 1945 to prevent the scourge of another devastating global war, the UN was largely co-opted to serve US-led Western interests.
Its secretary-general and other key officials are installed by Washington with input from its imperial partners.
Instead of pursuing a new era of world peace and stability, endless wars by hot and other means rage with no end of them in prospect.
Instead of adhering to UN Charter principles, its secretariat, other organs, and key departments consistently breach them.
Instead of opposing US-led aggression, key UN officials support it by failing to denounce what no one should be silent about.
Instead of supporting victims of aggression, they tacitly back perpetrators by failing to demand accountability for their high crimes.
Instead of demanding respect for the sovereign rights of all nations, free from foreign interference according to international law, the UN secretary-general and other key officials ignore US/NATO/Israeli aggression, state terror, and other high crimes of war and against humanity — tacitly supporting what demands condemnation.Sergey Lavrov’s UN Address