Posted: 21.12.2023 09:14:00

Lavrov: external forces want to use Gaza conflict and ignite a war in the region

Some external players are planning to ignite a big war in the Middle East using the conflict in the Gaza Strip – as stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a plenary session of the Russian-Arab Co-operation Forum, TASS reports

“It has become obvious that some external forces are not averse to using the present escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in their interests – to ignite a fire of regional hostility in the development of numerous past adventures of the United States and its allies that have been unleashed in the Middle East over the past 20 years and that resulted in the undermined statehood, hundreds of thousands of victims, huge flows of refugees, and a sharp aggravation of socio-economic problems," Sergei Lavrov said.