Geopolitical interests of some states stonewall war on terror — Lavrov

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SOCHI, October 16. /TASS/. The world community cannot unite in the war on terror now as some states pursue their own geopolitical goals, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday during the Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi.

"The world situation remains tense and unpredictable, and new challenges emerge, and there is an upsurge of international terrorism that threatens the whole international community," Lavrov told a panel discussion "Global Politics and Its Agenda: How to Protect the World."

"No union can be truly achieved now. Some governments pursue their own geopolitical interests," he said.

According to Lavrov, political systems are exported without taking into account traditions.

"The practice of unilateral sanctions has seriously undermined international law," he stressed, voicing concerns over "the loss of mutual trust, which won’t be easily restored."

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