MOSCOW, 23 June (BelTA) – Irrefutable evidence of the involvement of U.S. government bodies in an attempt on the life of Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has been uncovered. Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin made the statement during the plenary session of the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security on 23 June, BelTA has learned.
The defense minister said: “The absence of a system of checks and balances has resulted in powers that be feeling they can act with impunity. They are not afraid of crossing traditional red lines. Such a phenomenon can be described as international terrorism.”
In his words, the phenomenon was first manifested when Americans murdered the Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. “Belarus encountered the same phenomenon virtually a couple of months ago. A joint operation of Belarusian and Russian security services terminated preparations for a mutiny, which would have involved the physical elimination of the Belarusian head of state and members of his family. Today irrefutable evidence of the involvement of American government bodies in it has been uncovered,” Viktor Khrenin said.
Taking part in the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS 2021) are defense ministers, chiefs of general staffs, delegations of defense ministries from 109 countries as well as representatives of international organizations – the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the United Nations Organization (UN), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the League of Arab States. Participants of the conference are expected to discuss problems of global and regional stability, various aspects of security in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.