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US Rejects Russia’s Gulf Security Proposal at UN, Blames Iran

At the UN Security Council on Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called for a collective security effort in the Persian Gulf to prevent a full-scale war from breaking out in the region. According to AP News, the proposal got strong support from all Security Council members except the US, who unsurprisingly blamed the region’s instability on Iran.

Washington brought the region to the brink of a major war in January when the US killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani in Iraq. Lavrov mentioned the assassination and said the worst-case scenario was avoided, but “the situation remains fragile and could become dangerous and unpredictable again.”

Lavrov took a swipe at the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran in his remarks. “The practice of blackmail is particularly problematic, demonizing one country in isolation,” he said. “We need to set back mutual reproach and suspicions, move away from sanctions, ultimatums and provocative actions wherever they may come from.”