Official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova responded to the words of the chief editor of radio station “Echo of Moscow” Alexei Venediktov, criticized the words of the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov about the US attitude toward international law. “In the United States just recorded that international law is a minor matter, and they to him and in practice are” — quoted Venediktov Lavrov and brought in contrast to the excerpt from the U.S. Constitution to its supremacy in the American legal system.
According to Zakharova, citing the us Constitution, Venediktov forgot that in the USA the case law, and that judicial decisions are replete with evidence of what was said Lavrov.
In particular, according to Maria Zakharova on his page in “Facebook” in Restatment law international relations of the United States (1987) stated that international law and international treaties of the United States “does not have the force of US law if they do not comply with the Constitution” of the United States. In accordance with this document, if the rule of international law or international agreement cease to have effect as domestic law, it frees US from international obligations or of the consequences of their violation.
Citing several past decisions of higher courts of the United States, Zakharov said that now the situation is even worse. In particular, in recent years the United States regularly violate the agreement of his government with the United Nations, is not giving out visas to representatives of delegations of foreign States arriving through the United Nations in new York.
Also, according to her, we can recall the unilateral US withdrawal from the Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD) on Iran’s nuclear program in violation of the resolutions of the UN Security Council, the Washington-initiated acts of aggression against Yugoslavia, Iraq and other countries.
According to the official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs, it was talking about Sergey Lavrov and about the Constitution of the United States he didn’t say anything. At the same time, said Zakharov, Alexei Venediktov right about one thing: the U.S. Constitution and American reality often do not match.