Russia to Establish Working Code against Information War

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Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated today Russia''s initiative to establish a kind of working code at the UN level to prevent information wars such as those launched against this country.

In addition, Lavrov resumed another Moscow proposal to establish a United Nations-backed embargo on territories controlled by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist movement and the Al Nusra Front in Iraq and Syria. The proposal on the abovementioned rules of conduct by the press would be conditioned, among other things, by the need to avoid interference in the internal affairs of states, the minister explained.

The Russian foreign minister also called for an international convention on security in cyber-space.

Lavrov called attention to the need for a real fight against terrorism and to avoid actions that increase tension and threaten international law, he said.

Some states prefer to ensure their security at the expense of other nations while doing their utmost to stop the process of forming a multipolar world, Lavrov said at the plenary session of the 6th Moscow International Security Conference.

'A recent meeting of the seven most industrialized countries (G-7) at the level of foreign ministers acknowledged the importance of the terrorist threat and placed it as a priority to be resolved,' he said.

'However, beyond the declarations, nothing was implemented in practice and on the need for global cooperation against international terrorism we only observe the ambitions of some states and double standards to address that scourge,' he said.

On the other hand, the Russian head of State spoke on the basis of an impartial and transparent investigation of what happened on May 4 in the Syrian town of Jan-Sheijon. 'Those who block that initiative have something to hide or some responsibility,' he suggested.

At the same time, he believed that tense situations such as the one on the Korean peninsula should be avoided and considered that US military activity and its installation in the region of anti-missile systems contribute to destabilizing the situation there.

The Russian foreign minister also indicated that the deployment of North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces near the borders of this country is a matter that prevents the consolidation of regional stability.

'The presence of elements of the US anti-missile defense system in Europe can create illusions of unprovoked protection and lead to the temptation of warlike actions that will not contribute to regional security,' he said.

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