Russia’s Lavrov rules out global war over Arctic resources

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

From RIA Novosti:  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday dismissed as "provocation" suggestions that world powers could fight a war over valuable Arctic natural resources.

Russia, the United States, Canada, Denmark and Norway are seeking to assert jurisdiction over parts of the Arctic, which is believed to contain over 25% of the world’s oil and gas deposits. …

"Any problems in the North, including the problems of demarcating maritime territory, are subject to political and judicial solutions and that’s why rumors that a war will break out over the resources in the North are a provocation," Lavrov said at the 2010 summary press conference.  (photo: Ediard Pesov/RIA Novosti)

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