Lavrov: Russia would like the United States to coordinate action in Syria with the army of the country and videoconferencing


MOSCOW, October 4. /TASS/. Russia would like the United States and they headed the anti-terrorist coalition to coordinate their actions in Syria with the country’s army and Russian HQs. This was stated on Wednesday the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, speaking at the SIXTEENTH meeting of heads of special services, security agencies and law enforcement. The text of the statement posted on the foreign Ministry website.

“We wish the US and the coalition led by them did not hesitate to coordinate with army HQs SAR and Russia, he said. – In addition, it is necessary that the coalition not only fought with ISIL (the former name is forbidden in Russia grouping “Islamic state” – approx. TASS), and “dzhebhat an-Nusra”, which is somehow still under the administration of Barack Obama did not want to touch”.

Lavrov stressed that fully retains its relevance the initiative of President Vladimir Putin of forming a broad front against terrorism with the Central coordinating role of the UN. “Its implementation means compliance with international law, including respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of States in the fight against terror,” the Minister added.

Lavrov in his speech also said that Russia proposes to introduce a comprehensive trade and economic embargo against the territories occupied by ISIS.

“Russia invited the Security Council to impose under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, the comprehensive economic and trade embargo against any territories under the control of ISIS, said the Russian foreign Minister. – While our initiative meets not very clear resistance to the Western colleagues”.

Lavrov stressed that Moscow is convinced of the need for urgent additional steps, primarily in the intelligence services, with the goal of eliminating all channels of terrorism financing.

“Proposed to strengthen cooperation between the services, you represent, to establish specific natural and legal persons involved in economic relations with ISIS, to suppress their criminal activities, he continued. This is intended to facilitate fuller use of potential multilateral mechanisms, primarily counter-terrorism structures of the UN and the FATF [Group of development of financial measures of fight against money laundering]”.

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