Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the illegal presence of US military forces in Syria is a source of instability in the conflict-plagued Arab country, stressing that any solution to the Syria crisis must be in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolution 2254.
British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt has accused Russia of festering instability around the world after allegations emerged showing that Russians were behind a hacking scheme that could affect the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
Head of the United Nations agency for Palestinians Pierre Krahenbuhl has slammed the "political dimension" of a US decision to cut funding for the body by more than half, warning that it could escalate instability across the Middle East.
A senior Iranian official has warned that adopting divisive approaches in Iraq would prepare the ground for the Arab country’s enemies to pursue more excessive demands and boost insecurity and instability.
The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued a stark warning that living standards will fall around the world unless governments take urgent action to increase productivity by investing in education, cutting red tape and incentivizing research and development.