US Needs Constant Chaos in Middle East: Putin
© Sputnik . POOL Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a meeting with members of the Russian Security Council, the Russian government and the leadership of law enforcement agencies on October 30, 2023.
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NOVO-OGARYOVO, Moscow Region (Sputnik) - Earlier this month, the Russian leader said that the aggravation of the situation in the Middle East is the result of the failed policy of the United States, which was not concerned with finding a compromise in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
The United States needs a constant crisis in the Middle East, so they discredit countries and organizations who call for ending the bloodshed, including the United Nations, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.
"They don’t need lasting peace in the Holy Land, they need constant chaos in the Middle East, so they do their best to discredit those countries that insist on an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, on stopping the bloodshed, and are ready to contribute to resolving the crisis. Even the UN, which clearly expressed position of the world community, is subject to attacks, real persecution, and attempts to discredit it," Putin said at a government meeting.
The Russian president added that the US and its satellites are the "main beneficiaries of the global instability," as they want to use chaos to contain and destabilize their competitors.
"The United States as a world superpower — everyone sees this, understands it even from trends in the global economy — is weakening, losing its position. The American world, with one hegemon, is being destroyed, gradually but steadily becoming a thing of the past. But the [United] States do not want to put up with this, but on the contrary, they want to maintain and extend their dominance, their global dictatorship," Putin said.
The US is not satisfied with Russia’s participation in solving global and regional problems, including in the Middle East, Putin added.
On October 7, Palestinian group Hamas launched a surprise large-scale rocket attack against Israel from the Gaza Strip, prompting Israel to declare a state of war the following day and launch strikes against the Gaza Strip.