Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin launched an unprecedented attack on the United States, claiming that Washington is not only “the biggest saboteur of international and regional peace and stability, but also… the “devil.” .
“The United States is using so-called democratic sensibilities to completely destroy sovereign countries. They should have been brought before the International Court of Justice for crimes against humanity by now,” the Chinese official told reporters in Beijing.
He described the Americans as “masters of disinformation” and rejected US and European interference in China’s internal affairs ahead of a visit by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in May.
He further noted: “When the UN Security Council refused to authorize the use of force in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, in Iraq, in Syria and elsewhere, the United States and NATO bypassed the United Nations and they got involved unexpectedly, waging wars against sovereign states.” In that sense, he stressed: “The United States claims to respect human rights, but the aggressive wars that they and their allies have waged against countries, including Afghanistan and Iraq, have killed more than 300,000 civilians and displaced more than 26 million people. ”.
Referring to Europe, the Chinese official expressed the hope that Europe would “stop holding the candle to the devil,” as he characteristically put it.