Zakharova Terms Russia-China Cooperation ‘Most Important Factor’ in Stabilizing Global Situation
July 31, 2020 (EIRNS)—Asked for a response to Messianic Mike Pompeo’s July 23 tirade against China at the Nixon Library, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova responded the next day: “We were surprised by the defiant tone of Mr. Pompeo’s statements, which predictably contained crude references to China, its social and political system and its leaders. Unfortunately, these things are common in U.S. foreign policy diplomacy these days.”
She warned that Pompeo’s campaign harms more than the United States and China, but “is also seriously complicating international affairs. These two countries are permanent members of the UN Security Council and play an important role in global affairs. Together with the other Security Council members, they bear a special responsibility for maintaining global stability.
“We regard Pompeo’s statement on the possibility of dragging Moscow into the U.S. anti-Chinese campaign as yet another naive attempt to complicate the Russian-Chinese partnership, and drive a wedge into the friendly ties between Russia and China. We intend to further strengthen our cooperation with China because we regard this cooperation as the most important factor in stabilizing the situation around the world.”