Lavrov: to defeat terrorism only by military means is impossible


MOSCOW, February 10. The armed fight against terrorism must be combined with political conflict resolution and economic rehabilitation of the affected States. This was stated on Wednesday by Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the ceremonial meeting on the occasion of diplomats ‘ Day.

“Today in focus of our attention – international mobilization for response to terrorist aggression, the creation for these purposes, a broad anti-terrorist front on the basis of international law and under the auspices of the UN, stressed in his congratulatory message to us President”, – said the Minister.

“Decisive action VC of the Russian Federation in response to the request of the Syrian government are designed to help reverse the situation, to ensure the defeat of ISIL (the former name is forbidden in the Russian Federation the terrorist group “Islamic state” – approx.), “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” and other terrorist groups”, – said Lavrov.

At the same time, said the head of the Russian foreign Ministry, the Russian side proceeds from the fact that “only by military means to defeat terrorism, and solve any other problem, impossible”. “We need to combine armed struggle with a political settlement of the conflict, with the economic rehabilitation of the affected States, with the confrontation of extremist ideology”, he said.

“This understanding guides us in developing a mutually acceptable bases for resolving the Syrian conflict, promotion of integrated approach to rectify the dangerous situation in the Middle East and North Africa”, – noticed Lavrov.

Blackmail and pressure

Lavrov also noted that methods such as blackmail, pressure, the illegitimate sanctions and the information war being driven any situation into a deadlock, leading to increase predictability in international politics.

“To cope with the increasing international instability, the settlement of many conflict situations, to achieve the improvement of international relations is possible only through collective efforts relying on the Central role of the UN, said the head of the Russian foreign Ministry. – Belief is the Foundation of our foreign policy philosophy.”

“Methods of blackmail, pressure, illegitimate sanctions, information warfare only drive in any situation, lead to further expansion of space of anarchy and increased unpredictability in international Affairs – all this we have seen with you own eyes every day, – said the Minister. – The correctness of our position every day we measure based on with real life, and real life confirms it.”