Russia and US trade accusations at UN meeting over global crises from Syria to Ukraine

February 23, 2015 6:00 PM

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UNITED NATIONS – Russia's foreign minister is implicitly accusing the United States of violating U.N. principles by bombing Syria, occupying Iraq under false pretenses and manipulating a Security Council mandate to destroy and create chaos in Libya.

Sergey Lavrov, clearly pointing at the U.S. without naming it, said these acts were the result "of attempts to dominate global affairs" and use military force unilaterally to push "one's own interests."

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