Lavrov: Russia stands for the creation of a strategy of political stabilization of the Middle East


MOSCOW, October 13. Moscow supports the creation of a strategy of political stabilization and economic reconstruction of the Middle East. This was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at reception on occasion of Islamic New year.

“Favoured a comprehensive strategy of political stabilization and socio-economic recovery of the Middle East, – said the Minister. – Russia is interested in a democratic, prosperous region. We never sought and do not seek to benefit from the chaos and destabilization”.

“Russia continues to support Afghanistan’s security forces”

Lavrov said that Russia will continue to support the security forces of Afghanistan, where the situation has deteriorated in the fight against terrorists.

“We will continue to support the army and security forces of Afghanistan, where the military and political situation deteriorated, he said. – We will contribute to the effectiveness of the Afghan security forces and to contribute to the promotion of national reconciliation processes”.

“Well understand, however, that supporters of the Islamic state in Afghanistan no secret of their plans of expansion towards the States of Central Asia,” Lavrov added.

“Russia rejects attempts to portray the iniquity of the IG as part of the religious struggle”

The foreign Minister also noted that Russia firmly rejects attempts to portray the lawlessness of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned organization in Russia) as part of a religious struggle.

“In the past year the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, unfortunately, continued to deteriorate, – said the Minister. Is based there the terrorists and extremists, including in particular ISIS, has seized vast territories and have committed appalling crimes. Creating a beachhead in Syria and Iraq, ISIS is gunning for dominance in the Islamic world and beyond”.

“I strongly reject attempts to portray the lawlessness of the extremists as part of a religious struggle, whether between Islam and other religions or within Islam itself, – said Lavrov. – ISIS and similar terrorist groups desecrate Islam, insult embedded in it a deep moral principles, creating a danger primarily to Arab countries, which they openly referred to as the target of its expansion”.

“Those for whom the fight against terrorism is the main goal, must work together to solve problems”

According to Lavrov, those who claim to be fighting terrorism as their main objective if they are sincere in such statements should come together and solve practical problems.

“We need to sit down and honestly talk to each other, because this is such a hodgepodge that now exists in terms of information about who, what and why makes in Syria, it is only the terrorists who always catch fish in muddy water. And those who claim to be fighting terrorism as their main objective if they are sincere in such declarations should be collected together and solve practical problems”, – said the Russian Minister.