TOKYO, December 16. /Corr. Alex Sarachev/. Countries involved in the fight against terrorism and extremist grouping “Islamic state” (prohibited in the Russian organization), needs to resume and sustain dialogue between them. This opinion was expressed by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev published on Wednesday an interview with the Japanese newspaper “mainiti”.
“Despite the fact that now there are new threats such as ISIS, solve the problem of terrorism by military means is impossible, he said. – The trust between the leading world powers now undermined in a way that recalls the worst of times “cold war” and the UN security Council failed to fulfil its role. Need to resume and sustain dialogue.” In his words, “fighting terrorism you want to make a priority. In addition, there should be more coordination between the army and the intelligence services”.
Speaking about the joint action against the spread of terrorism in the world, Gorbachev stressed that “it is necessary in the shortest possible time and joint efforts to prepare an international anti-terrorist agreement”. “It must be included such items as the prohibition of supply of arms to terrorist groups, as well as a complete cessation of their funding. In addition, it is also important to stop any kind of moral support of terrorism”, – noted ex-the President of the USSR.
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