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Russian FM says US aspires to global domination and expects others to obey

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Russia's foreign minister said Wednesday that talks with his counterparts from Ukraine, France and Germany will focus on situation in the Eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Russia's foreign minister said Wednesday that talks with his counterparts from Ukraine, France and Germany will focus on situation in the Eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)  (The Associated Press)

  • l canciller ruso Sergey Lavrov habla en una conferencia de prensa en Moscú el 21 de enero del 2015. El canciller dijo que Moscú sigue cooperando con Occidente en la lucha antiterrorista pese a las tensiones en torno a Ucrania. (AP Foto/Ivan Sekretarev)

    l canciller ruso Sergey Lavrov habla en una conferencia de prensa en MoscĂș el 21 de enero del 2015. El canciller dijo que MoscĂș sigue cooperando con Occidente en la lucha antiterrorista pese a las tensiones en torno a Ucrania. (AP Foto/Ivan Sekretarev)  (The Associated Press)

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Russia's foreign minister said Wednesday that talks with his counterparts from Ukraine, France and Germany will focus on situation in the Eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. Russia's foreign minister said Wednesday that talks with his counterparts from Ukraine, France and Germany will focus on situation in the Eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)  (The Associated Press)

Russia's foreign minister says the United States wants to dominate global affairs and expects all others to bow to its supremacy.

Speaking at Wednesday's news conference, Sergey Lavrov said that President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech reflected the U.S. aspirations to remain "the No. 1" power. He added that the United States will come to realize that such approach is unsustainable.

Referring to Obama's statement that "Russia is isolated, with its economy in tatters" over its course in Ukraine, Lavrov said the U.S. will not succeed in trying to isolate Russia.

While condemning Washington's policy, Lavrov said he was maintaining regular working contact with Secretary of State John Kerry. He said Moscow was ready to cooperate with the United States on the basis of equality and mutual respect.