At a press conference following official talks in that capital with his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, the Russian Foreign Minister added that such policies are against the UN Charter and require the rejection of all independent members of the international community.
“For this purpose, some time ago the Group of Friends in Defense of the UN Charter was created, which includes both Iran and Russia, now its membership exceeds 20 states, and I am sure it will be expanded,” he stressed.
Similarly, he stressed that Moscow and Tehran oppose the concept of rules-based order promoted by the United States and its allies in the West.
He explained that with such a strategy they intend to replace international law and the basic principles on which the highest international body was created, especially that of the sovereign equality of states, TASS news agency reported.
About bilateral ties, he expressed that both countries have good prospects for further energy cooperation, despite the illegal actions of the United States and its allies.
Lavrov thanked Iran for the “absolutely correct understanding” of the conflict between his country and Ukraine, especially against the background of Western attempts, led by Washington, to create in Ukraine a springboard in order to project threats against Russia.