MOSCOW, April 13. /TASS/. The United States is set to "drown" and "pressurize" other countries in order to preserve its own exceptionalism in the world, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Saturday in his address to the 27th Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy.
"The US unwillingness to put up with realities of the 21st century is obvious. This unwillingness has a huge destructive charge", he said. "Unconditionally, the United States is still a most powerful state, but the aggregate weight of their influence on the world is on the decline and, so that they can maintain, as they would say, ‘elevated exceptionalism,’ the Americans are set to pressurize and drown other nations", Lavrov added.