The Russian ambassador to Lebanon confirms that successive US administrations are close to Israel and finds that US arguments for aggression against the countries of the region from Iraq to Syria were not honest.
Russian Ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zaspkin, believed that the similarities between Russia and the Arab world were numerous and that the Middle East was an important area of the Russian strategy, pointing to a positive development in Russian-Arab relations.
Zaspkin confirmed in an interview for Fields Within the program Dialog Clock If the US role in the region is very negative and extreme, he also pointed out that Russia does not support Syria's absence from the League of Arab States and hopes to return it because a greater Arab interest, according to Zaspkin's words, calls for Syria's return to its role and position in Arab League and wider.
He pointed out that Western countries are intermingling in the internal affairs of Arab countries, pointing out that America has more pressure in the Middle East, a change in political tactics in the region.
The Russian president concluded that successive US administrations were close to Israel, and US arguments for aggression on the countries of the region from Iraq to Syria were not honest.
Regarding the policy of his country in the region, Zasbekin explained that Russia in the region is closer to the Arabs and supports their rights in occupied territories by Israel, stressing that the history of Russian-Syrian co-operation is very long in various areas, of which the most important defense is and the army.
Zasbekin stressed that Russia's role in Syria is crucial and opens the door to balance the US attack in the region, adding that most Arab countries are striving to create an international balance in the region.
The Russian ambassador said that there are common denominators in the Lebanese-Russian vision of the crisis in the region, accentuating the rejection of US sanctions policy for damage to peace and international cooperation.
He concluded that Russia is ready to cooperate with Lebanon on an equal footing with others, calling for an international position to counter Washington's economic sanctions policy.