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Lavrov assures that US does not believe disagreements with Russia will result in war

Russia's top diplomat noted that no one could guarantee that new regional or intrastate conflicts would not emerge

MOSCOW, August 31. /TASS/. Western countries, including the United States, do not even deem it possible that disagreements with Russia could result in a "hot war," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.

"That does not mean that our Western counterparts, including the United States, will not continue to plot against us. <…> I have no doubt that none of them, no-nonsense politicians, even assumes that all this could result in a hot war," he said at a meeting with representatives of Russia’s national and cultural associations.

"A world war is unacceptable, any sober-minded politician understands that, of course," the top diplomat emphasized.

However, no one can guarantee that new regional or intrastate conflicts will not emerge, he added.