51 Total Quotes

Sergei Lavrov Quotes

Russia, which has good relations with Syria and Iran , will help Iraq come to an agreement with them on questions regarding security in the country,
Sergei Lavrov
#Agreement

The result we achieved is a compromise that does not solve all the problems,
Sergei Lavrov
#Compromise

At present, the WTO is trying to get from Russia concessions on different issues.
Sergei Lavrov
#Present

Today, Russia and Germany are close as never before,
Sergei Lavrov
#Germany

Such a country that has nuclear weapons is a danger, not only to Israel and the Middle East, but also to Europe,
Sergei Lavrov
#Country

If the PA (Palestinian Authority) does not take serious and tangible action against terrorism, there will be no diplomatic progress,
Sergei Lavrov
#Action

Russia is still convinced of the necessity to guarantee the International Atomic Energy Agency the opportunity to work in [Iran].
Sergei Lavrov
#Energy

We are expecting to have results in the near future,
Sergei Lavrov
#Future

We are very concerned about the deteriorating situation in Iraq. We are positive that starting a dialogue to promote national reconciliation and peace is the most important thing at the moment.
Sergei Lavrov
#Iraq

My colleague gave assurances that cooperation [with the commission] would continue.
Sergei Lavrov
#Cooperation

The draft includes points that effectively lay the groundwork for sanctions against Iran. We will hardly be able to support this version.
Sergei Lavrov
#Support

I doubt we would accept (a proposal) taken behind our back and then presented to us as the only outcome possible.
Sergei Lavrov
#Doubt

Any ideas about a coercive, forceful solution to the issue are highly counter-productive and cannot be supported.
Sergei Lavrov
#Ideas

Before we call any situation a threat, we need facts, especially in a region like the Middle East where so many things are happening.
Sergei Lavrov
#Facts

Slovakia receives Russian natural gas and oil and it is a central transit country. We agreed to start talks on preparations for a new agreement on gas, as the current agreement expires in 2008 and we must prepare in advance to conclude a new agreement.
Sergei Lavrov
#Country

This problem can only be resolved through talks. Any haste in imposing things could create a very serious precedent and affect not only this region.
Sergei Lavrov
#Create

The situation surrounding the Palestine National Authority and Iraq does not inspire optimism. Add to this the situation surrounding Syria and the Iranian nuclear problem. It is important for us, jointly with our Jordanian colleagues, to compare our understanding of the problems and think how crises could be avoided.
Sergei Lavrov
#Authority

There is no competition between [Russia and the U.S. in the matter].
Sergei Lavrov
#Competition

There can be wars without weaponry and military hardware, without the use of military force as we know it today, [but] ones based completely on information and online technologies. Such forms of confrontation may be more destructive and effective than conventional armed conflicts.
Sergei Lavrov
#Force

Commodity turnover between our countries is growing, but we also want to develop investment cooperation.
Sergei Lavrov
#Cooperation

If more fakes are discovered now or in the foreseeable future, we will urge the commission to explain how it came into possession of these so-called documents,
Sergei Lavrov
#Future

not taking any serious steps ... against terrorism.
Sergei Lavrov
#Terrorism

Russia opposes sanctions against Syria, ... Russia will be doing everything necessary to prevent attempts to impose sanctions against Syria.
Sergei Lavrov
#Russia

The threat of terrorism is still coming from Afghanistan, but there is almost no need for active combat operations. As the threat fades, it would be right to restore the previous state of affairs,
Sergei Lavrov
#Afghanistan

Iran, like any other country, has the full right to develop its peaceful nuclear energy,
Sergei Lavrov
#Country

When he said that Russia should wait for new attacks, goes beyond all limits of law and morals and we hope proper measures will be taken in regards to him.
Sergei Lavrov
#Law

We do not want these controls, this inspection work, to be interrupted,
Sergei Lavrov
#Work

I was authorized to say we are deeply concerned about the developments in Liberia, ... We appeal to the international community to provide humanitarian assistance.
Sergei Lavrov
#Community

I am convinced the United States, as much as Russia, wants stability in the international relations and will achieve its goals on the basis of international law.
Sergei Lavrov
#Russia

I also think we have to stick to the text of the agreement. ... The most important thing is to see that the agreement is carried out.
Sergei Lavrov
#Agreement