He said the United States has returned to its “cold war mentality” and is fueling tensions with other world powers.
He also criticized the “America First” policy that Mr. Trump has promoted from the early days of his presidential campaign and vigorously pursued since entering the Oval Office.
During their telephone conversation, Mr. Wang told Mr. Lavrov: “The United States has pursued its ‘America First’ policy squarely, pushing selfishness, unilateralism and harassment to the limit, and this has not happened. that is not what a great power should be.
“The United States resorted to extreme measures and even created hot spots and confrontations in international relations, lost its sanity, morality and credibility.”
Lavrov told his Chinese counterpart that America had “torn its disguise” and now openly threatened countries with sanctions.
Details of the conversation have been leaked by the Beijing government.
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China dismissed the idea as absurd.
Senior officials discussing the issue had started circulating a draft presidential order, but deliberations were at an early stage and the issue had not yet been brought to Trump, the source said, s ‘expressing on condition of anonymity.
The talks, first reported by The New York Times, focus on whether to deny visas to more than 90 million Chinese in what would be one of Washington’s most difficult actions to date in a growing quarrel with Beijing that some have compared to a new cold war.
Such a ban, if implemented, could hit the ruling Communist Party from the highest levels down to its base.
And it would be certain to attract retaliation against Americans who visit China.
This could include not only diplomats but also business executives, which could harm US interests in China.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying, Asked About The Possibility Of Such A Travel Ban, Told Journalists Friday If it materialized, it would mean the United States would choose to stand against 1.4 billion people.
She said: “It goes against the trend of the 21st century, and it is very absurd.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not confirm it was under consideration, but said: “We are making progress, under the leadership of the president, on how to think about pushing back the Chinese Communist Party.” .