Peskov: Russia and USA agree on the need of the fight against ISIS, but there are discrepancies in the details

Peskov: Russia and USA agree on the need of the fight against ISIS, but there are discrepancies in the details

MOSCOW on 18 November. In the Kremlin assured that the positions of Moscow and Washington coincide on the need to deal with (banned in the Russian Federation) terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG), but note that some differences in the details remain.

Common ground

“The necessity of combating ISIL, and where interests and positions of Moscow and Washington coincide,” stated the press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov.

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He stressed that this common ground is, “despite tactical differences”. “Strategic goal – the fight against ISIL is something that we fully have absolutely identical positions”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.

In the Kremlin concluded that it applied on the interaction between Moscow and Washington in combating terrorism.

Commenting on the words of U.S. President Barack Obama about supporting the Russian Federation in the fight against terrorism, Peskov noted that “there are, perhaps, in this case it is more about verbal, verbal support, position the support”. “In this case we are not talking about some kind of application interaction,” he said.

The representative of the Kremlin recalled the speech of Russian leader at the UN General Assembly in September, when Vladimir Putin said that “the effective struggle against ISIS can only be by creating a shared coalition, international coalition.”

As previously reported, on the sidelines of the APEC summit, Obama said that he welcomed Moscow’s actions against the terrorist group “Islamic state”. “I also welcome the Moscow fighting with ISIS,” said the American leader. “The problem was their initial military intervention in Syria, they were more focused on supporting the President (of Syria Bashar al -) Assad”, he added. According to Obama, if Russia “moves the centre of its attention and focus its military operations on the fundamental threat that is ISIS, it will be what we would like to see”.

The President of the United States in the organization of political transition in Syria, referring to the negotiations in Vienna. However, he noted, between Washington and Moscow remain at odds over whether Assad can remain in power.

The Kremlin does not comment on whether Russia’s Armed Forces to interact with a US aircraft carrier “Harry Truman” as part of operation in Syria.

“While I had no such information. These questions should be addressed to our colleagues-military,” – said the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov in an interview with reporters.

Earlier it was reported that to help the international anti-terrorist coalition to confront militants of the terrorist organization “Islamic state”.

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According to sources of the weekly Defense News, a US Navy ship could join the French nuclear aircraft carrier “Charles de Gaulle” in the Eastern Mediterranean for air strikes on is positions in Syria. The decision of the U.S. command is associated with increased military operations against ISIS because of the terrorist attacks that occurred last Friday in Paris.

Earlier, French President Francois Hollande said .

On 17 November the President of Russia Vladimir Putin instructed the commander of the missile cruiser “Moskva”, which is already in the Mediterranean, to establish cooperation with French colleagues. The President instructed the military “to develop with them a plan of joint actions both at sea and in the air.”

“Definitely a terror attack”

The Kremlin refused to predict when will be published the report of the investigation on the causes of the disaster of the Russian aircraft A321 in Egypt, but assumed that it was “definitely a terror attack”.

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“It’s all investigative bodies, – we, your investigation, and Egypt has its own consequence, so we cannot from the Kremlin to say exactly when the result will publish (the results of the investigation),” – said the press-Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.

“While we believe that the President was head of the FSB reported that it was clearly a terrorist act, and all the rest is an investigative act, investigative procedures,” – said Peskov.

The victims of the crash of the aircraft companies “Kogalymavia” over Sinai steel 224 people.

“The number of international calls has increased”

Putin on Wednesday will hold a few international calls, Peskov said, without specifying who will be the interlocutors Putin.

“Increased the number of international calls, which will be today”, – said the representative of the Kremlin, promising to inform about these conversations after the fact.

“Activity is high continues the President,” he said.

About the Commission on combating the financing of terrorism

The interdepartmental Commission on combating the financing of terrorism created in Russia to fight terror and coordination among various departments. The membership of the fee has not been determined, said Sands.

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“This (the establishment of the Commission produced) as part of the overall anti-terrorist activities,” he explained. “Since the eradication of terrorism requires resources, efforts of various agencies, the issue of coordination of these agencies, you will be engaged in the Commission”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.

He added that the Commission Statute says that “the composition will be submitted for consideration in the near future, while his (composition) no.”

Wednesday his decree the President of Russia formed the interdepartmental Commission on counteraction to financing of terrorism and recommended that the procuratorial organs, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, regional authorities and other state agencies and organizations to send in her “available to them the materials containing information about the possible involvement of organisations or individuals in terrorist activities”.


“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).