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The interference of the United States in other countries' internal affairs undermines the global stability, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

MOSCOW, October 25 (RIA Novosti) – The interference of the United States in other countries' internal affairs undermines the global stability, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"Unfortunately, we see the attempts of the United states and their western allies to dictate others what to do and to meddle in internal affairs of sovereign states to achieve their geopolitical goals, while ignoring the key principles of international law," Lavrov said in an interview with the Verdens Gang (VG) Norwegian newspaper.

"Implementation of this policy led to bombing of Yugoslavia, the invasion of Iraq, the attack on Libya and destabilization of Syria. All this has caused a severe blow to international stability," the Russian top diplomat added.

Lavrov stressed, that Russia is ready to continue promoting a "positive, unifying agenda in international affairs" and "build up cooperation with all countries and their associations on the basis of equality, mutual benefit and respect for each other's interests."

Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated following Crimea's reunification with Russia in March. The European Union and the United States have implemented several rounds of sanctions against Russia over its alleged interference in the Ukrainian conflict. Moscow denied any involvement in the Ukrainian crisis, branding the sanctions as illegal and introduced a one-year ban on certain food product imports from the countries that imposed the restrictions.

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Iraq, sovereignty, Sergei Lavrov, Libya
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