MINSK, 3 July (BelTA) - The powers that be use weapons of mass information destruction against the dissenting countries, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said at the Independence Day military parade in Minsk.
The President noted that today there is no military threat to Belarus. "But history, including the recent past, shows that you should always keep the powder dry. Peaceful and creative labor should be reliably protected,” Alexander Lukashenko noted.
The President said that Belarusians have something to protect: the native land, glorious past, national unity, social justice and spiritual values. “We do not threaten anyone. We do not attack anyone and are not going to do so in the future,” said the head of state.
Alexander Lukashenko stressed that Belarus does not develop and use weapons of mass destruction. Neither it sponsors international crime or terrorism, or trains fighters for revolutions in the neighboring countries, or trades in women and children.
The memory of the millions of WWII victims should have forced the mankind to abandon the use of force and find peaceful methods of conflict resolution. However, today’s intention of certain circles to use force, political pressure and economic sanctions for promoting their interests remain a constant source of tension, the head of state said.
According to the President, information intervention is escalating. Public opinion is manipulated without any constraint. Widespread defamation including on an anonymous basis through mass media is taken for granted today. “Powers that be make use of the weapons of mass information destruction against dissenting countries. The main goal is to dictate, impose political will on others, force people to a new world order,” Alexander Lukashenko said.