She was responding to these comments by the Russian ambassador Vassily Nebenzia:
There is no full transcript of the English translation, but there is one in Russian . Here is the key sentence:
Here, I think, lies the crux of the issue. The Soviet Union then and Russia today can lie because the aparatchiks who lie were never held accountable for those lies. The end justifies the means. There are no Congressional hearings, no free press to challenge and ridicule them at home, and therefore they do not even understand how ridiculous they look and that not many in the West actually believe them apart from a few liberals who never understood the true nature of totalitarian and authoritarian regimes.