20 Total Quotes

Sergey Lavrov Quotes

[The resolution] was a compromise, but to make it possible, all participants made steps to accommodate.
Sergey Lavrov
#Compromise

If our Israeli friends have this information, if they have these facts, we would be the first interested to find out about it, ... We are taking this very seriously and would be the last one to be lenient about violations of the nonproliferation regime.
Sergey Lavrov
#Facts

We do not agree that this matter should be sent to the Security Council,
Sergey Lavrov
#Security

How many people must be killed. How many countries must be destabilized to punish that one person?
Sergey Lavrov
#People

It's time to realize that one cannot combat one injustice by invoking and using another injustice,
Sergey Lavrov
#Injustice

We are outraged over this barbaric action,
Sergey Lavrov
#Action

we would be relying entirely on diplomatic means to achieve the full cooperation of Iraq on the issue of access.
Sergey Lavrov
#Cooperation

We think there is no need at all for a resolution authorizing the end of inspections and basically leaving it to anyone to start using military means,
Sergey Lavrov
#Resolution

We need a new beginning and not an old ending,
Sergey Lavrov
#Beginning

We got the memorandum, which everybody supports. ... That would be the best resolution, if any resolution is necessary, because the memorandum itself is part of international law.
Sergey Lavrov
#Resolution

The fight against terrorism must be continued in the most decisive manner,
Sergey Lavrov
#Terrorism

NATO is going beyond all borders. We are really disturbed over this barbaric action. We are outraged...and we call and demand an immediate investigation.
Sergey Lavrov
#Action

What is most important for us in this situation is not our bilateral relations, our investments in the Iranian economy or our economic profit from cooperation with Iran. The highest priority for us in this situation is the prevention of the violation of the nuclear non-proliferation regime.
Sergey Lavrov
#Economy

I fully support the call for the resumption of talks, but in reality it can be done only on condition of continuing the enrichment moratorium, which is mutually acceptable.
Sergey Lavrov
#Reality

Sanctions are not the best or the only way to solve international problems. Our common efforts should be aimed at getting answers to all the questions, without exception, which were posed by experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Sergey Lavrov
#Problems

Generally and in principle when confidence in the Iranian nuclear program is re-established ... we could come back to the possible implementation of the right that Iran has to develop a nuclear energy sector full scale.
Sergey Lavrov
#Confidence

There is no collectively discussed and agreed strategy of what we all will be doing in the Security Council if the issue is there.
Sergey Lavrov
#Security

There is no compromise new proposal.
Sergey Lavrov
#Compromise

We don't want to be the ones to remind (everyone) who was right and who was not in Iraq, although the answer is obvious.
Sergey Lavrov
#Iraq

We often hear from some countries that Russia is becoming strong and unpredictable. But this is not the case. In the 1990s, when the Commonwealth of Independent states was disintegrating and there were fears of Russia breaking up too, some people in the West said they wanted a strong and united Russia. Now we are here. They should be grateful.
Sergey Lavrov
#Russia