He said this after talks with Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein.

“In modern conditions, under the conditions of illegal restrictions imposed by the Americans and their satellites, it is fundamentally important to secure legitimate economic relations from illegal pressure from the West,” he said.

According to him, many countries in the region are already engaged in this, “switching to payment, including payment for oil supplies, instead of the dollar, with the currencies of other reliable countries,” Lavrov noted.

Earlier it was reported that Lavrov arrived on a visit to Iraq.