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22 January 2021, 09:27

Opinion: USA uses human rights rhetoric to promote its interests in other countries

MINSK, 22 January (BelTA) – The United States of America uses the theme of human rights and humanitarian agenda to promote its interests in other countries, coordinator of the Foreign Policy of Belarus program of the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations Denis Melyantsov said in an interview to the ONT TV Channel, BelTA has learned.

“Human rights and the humanitarian agenda are used by a number of countries, including the United States, to promote their interests in other countries,” said Denis Melyantsov.

According to the political scientist, the international political system works as follows: if a state has resources, it will push its interests through by all possible means.

He cited the situation around the construction of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline as a vivid example. The USA wants to sell its gas to the European market, so this project is not profitable for it for economic reasons. There is also a political point here: cooperation between Germany and Russia will change the balance of power in Europe. “This is why both Navalny and opposition to Russian influence are used here, as well as a whole set of such things, which seem beautiful, important. But if we look deeper, we find economic, military-strategic interests there,” said Denis Melyantsov.

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