Russian FM accuses US of trying to dominate the world

Russian FM accuses US of trying to dominate the world

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says the United States wants to dominate global affairs and expects all others to bow to its supremacy.

Speaking at Wednesday's news conference, Sergey Lavrov said that President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech reflected the U.S. aspirations to remain "the No. 1" power. He added that the United States will come to realize that such approach is unsustainable.

Referring to Obama's statement that "Russia is isolated, with its economy in tatters" over its course in Ukraine, Lavrov said the U.S. will not succeed in trying to isolate Russia.

While condemning Washington's policy, Lavrov said he was maintaining regular working contact with Secretary of State John Kerry. He said Moscow was ready to cooperate with the United States on the basis of equality and mutual respect.

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