MOSCOW, Apr. 26 (Press Shia Agency) – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu stressed that international terrorism remains the main danger which is facing the world and that Syria is on top of the countries which are fighting the ISIL terrorist organization.
Speaking at the opening of the VI Moscow Conference on International Security, which is being held with the participation of 58 states, Shoigu said no front for combating terrorism has been formed up till now in a time when the expansion of terrorism is increasing.
He indicated that there is a pressing need for cooperation between Moscow and Washington in Syria, yet the “US doesn’t understand that.”
Shoigu added that the US aggression on Syria was a threat to the Russian forces there and additional security measures should be taken, affirming the necessity of setting a comprehensive strategy for the joint work with the aim of eliminating terrorism in Syria.
For his part, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called for forming a broad international alliance for combating terrorism, indicating that adopting double standards by some states prevents forming such an alliance.
Lavrov said that the US aggression against Syria delays the prospects of forming a broad front for combating terrorism.
He also called for preventing the spread of the ideology of terrorism and extremism in the world and imposing economic and trade embargo on ISIL, affirming that at the current time terrorism has taken dimensions which we have never seen before, adding “we are witnessing an escalation of tension on the international and regional levels.”
SANA/Press Shia Agency