Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov considered that the United States has become unable to resort to the use of military force without serious consequences with the rapid change in geopolitical realities, stressing that the world will not forget the false justifications that Washington gave 20 years ago for the invasion of Iraq.
Ryabkov, commenting on the twentieth anniversary of the UN Security Council session during which the United States tried to justify its intention to invade Iraq, was quoted by Ryabkov as saying today: “Washington should not hope that the world will forget the play (Colin Powell’s test tube), its former foreign minister in the UN Security Council in 2003,” explaining that “the image of Colin Powell showing a test tube with a powder he claims is anthrax has long become the embodiment of hypocrisy, the American ruling elite’s confidence in its own impunity and its indisputable right to teach the rest of the world with arrogance, and through the use of force against a deliberately weak adversary in order to maintain its global dominance.”
Ryabkov referred to a fact related to this “shameful play” that Powell represented, indicating that the latter did not hide later that he “was forced to deceive and that he was carrying out orders.”
The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister added: “Washington.. unlike the situation at the beginning of this century.. will not be able to avoid responsibility for this international plundering, as it was in weak Yugoslavia.. and in the conditions of rapidly changing geopolitical realities, the United States is now completely unable My objective is to resort to the use of force every time it wants to without serious consequences for itself.”
He stressed that "the shameful flight from Afghanistan set the limits of the military capabilities of the United States, but did not force them to abandon it," pointing in this regard to "the American intervention as a party to the conflict in Ukraine, starting with the use of old habits and wild aggressive statements."
At the same time, Ryabkov pointed out that “the United States will have to move to a new path, abandon the promiscuity syndrome that was clearly demonstrated in the (Powell test tube) scandal, and it will also have to respect the position of Russia, China and other international players who form a fairer multilateral world order.” ...and she should not hope that she will succeed in burying the memory of what happened 20 years ago in the quicksands of modern history.”
And former US Secretary of State Colin Powell claimed on February 5, 2003, during a session of the UN Security Council, that Iraq possessed the technology to produce biological weapons, and showed a test tube with white powder to justify the US invasion, before he later admitted that he showed a fake test tube to convince the world of its authenticity. .
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