Lavrov: it is necessary to ask a single purpose – to destroy ISIS

/TASS/. ROME, 11 December. You should leave all ambitions and to unite in the fight against the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) and destroy it. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov following the meeting with Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni . “We need to put aside any ambition, any geopolitical and market considerations, and unite for the main goal – to destroy IG”, – said the Minister.


“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).

According to the head of the Russian foreign Ministry, the plans of the terrorist group ISIS is not limited to the geography of the Middle East.

“The threat emanating from ISIS, obvious to all, – said the head of the Russian foreign Ministry. – ISIS is not only Syria, Iraq, the Islamic state has taken root and germinated in Libya, Afghanistan, and Yemen. In particular, this was manifested in the terrorist attack in Adana against the Governor of this city, criminal actions against Russian aircraft in the Sinai, the terrorist attacks in Paris, in Mali and in other African countries, the terrorist attacks in California”.

“Behind all this is either the IG, or the people, which it is actively trying to recruit into their ranks, – said Lavrov. – Their plans are not limited to the geography of the Middle East. They officially announced a goal of creating an Islamic Caliphate, which was, in their understanding, to stretch from Portugal to Pakistan. We are deeply concerned that several thousands of fighters in the Islamic state – Russian citizens and our neighbors. They have plans for and the North Caucasus”. “We are confident that these plans of the IG in relation to other States should become a serious stimulus that we have put aside any ambition, any geopolitical and any opportunistic considerations and unite in the name of the main goal – to destroy this criminal structure,” said Lavrov.

The Russian Federation is interested in the exchange of information on Syria, Lavrov said.

Many Western countries accept the need to block the Syrian-Turkish border, said the Russian Minister.

About milavista dialogue

Russia will support the efforts under UN auspices, by tying maglificio dialogue. This was stated today by the Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov following talks with Italian counterpart.

“The day after tomorrow in Rome will open a special conference for the Libyan settlement – said the Minister. – We will participate in it and together with our Italian colleagues will help to ensure that Libyans are United in the process of political settlement on the basis of preserving the sovereignty and territorial integrity of this country. And, of course, will support efforts under the auspices of the United Nations on setting such a dialogue.”

At the same time Moscow does not consider the possibility of air strikes on Libya VVM, such requests were received, said Lavrov. “We have it in plans is not necessary, because we have no invitation from the Libyan government, which we might consider. So needless to say yet about. Moreover, the Libyan government now no,” he said.