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7/27, 1:57 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Lavrov says China will be next target of West

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (pictured) stated Wednesday that China will be the next target of the West in the list of enemies that can be sanctioned.

"NATO assigns enemies in order. Russia - Number one. China - in second place," Lavrov told diplomats at the Russian Embassy in Addis Ababa. "If necessary, they will not hesitate to impose sanctions against any country that causes irritation. I mentioned China as a country that will be the next target," he added.

Lavrov's remarks come amid growing concern on both sides, China and the United States, over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's alleged visit to Taiwan and China's claimed military support for Moscow.

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