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US stopping at nothing to impose Russophobia — ambassador

Anatoly Antonov pointed out that not all OAS members agree with "the biased interpretation of the conflict in Ukraine"

WASHINGTON, February 22. /TASS/. The administration of US President Joe Biden is no stranger to planting Russophobia in the midst of a failed foreign policy course, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said.

"This is not the first time that, at the instigation of representatives of the West, primarily the United States and Canada, the OAS (Organization of American States - TASS) is used to demonize our country. In the context of a failed foreign policy strategy, Biden’s team is not shying away from anything to instill Russophobia," the ambassador said in a statement posted on the embassy’s Telegram channel.

The diplomat pointed out that not all OAS members, including Brazil and Mexico, agree with "the biased interpretation of the conflict in Ukraine." "There can be no talk of any regional consensus with collective condemnation of Russia, which the United States is so striving for," Antonov said.

The OAS, based in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1948 and has remained under US control. Formally, it included 35 states from North, South, Central America and the Caribbean. In 1962, under US pressure, the OAS suspended Cuba's membership. In 2017, Venezuela announced its withdrawal from the OAS, and two years later was expelled from it in accordance with the organization's charter. In November 2021, the Nicaraguan authorities decided to withdraw the country from the OAS due to its interference in the country’s domestic affairs.