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US prevents peace in Middle East — Medvedev

According to the Russian Security Council deputy chairman, it is possible to achieve peace in the region by fulfilling the UN Security Council resolutions

MOSCOW, February 22. /TASS/. Instability in the Middle East has been sparked by the US policy course based on the principle of "divide and conquer," Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with Russian media outlets, including TASS.

In his view, it is possible to achieve peace in the region by fulfilling the UN Security Council resolutions. "Yet again, the US is to blame for everything that is happening there (in the Middle East - TASS). Who is blocking the implementation of the 1947 UN resolution on the creation of Arab and Jewish states? The Americans," Medvedev reiterated. "Had the US wanted peace in the Middle East <…> those decisions would have been implemented," he added.

"Yet it is much better to be in charge of the conflict, from the point of view of the US leadership. Divide and conquer. It is much easier to hand out a bit to everyone and flaunt its [alleged] indispensability," he stressed.

"The controlling stake in the settlement in that region has been largely pocketed by the US," the politician asserted. "And no matter how much Israel’s authorities pretend to make independent decisions, this certainly isn’t so and they are dependent to a great extent [on the US]," he added.

According to Medvedev, such impudent behavior became possible "after the Soviet Union disappeared from the world map." "A vacuum appeared, and the United States decided that it is in charge of everything there. However, the result is the ongoing conflict [that we see today]," he concluded.