US driven by neo-imperialist ambitions in interfering in other countries' affairs – Lavrov

Moscow views US attempts to interfere into other countries’ affairs as “neo-imperial ambitions,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

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Speaking on Thursday after a meeting with Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Lavrov also stated that Moscow has never meddled in Washington’s affairs, and there has never been a fact that signals otherwise.

In the meantime, Lavrov denied the US State Department’s claims about absence of US-Russia discussions on his possible meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

“I didn’t want to make a comment on this topic, but today the US State Department stated that there have been no discussions of our possible meeting with [Tillerson]. I can say that this is untrue,” he said, speaking at a press conference in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare.

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