Published on Oct 28, 2016
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow is working with Iraqi and American partners to prevent Daesh terrorists’ movement from the Iraqi city of Mosul to Syria. Lavrov made the remarks in a press conference with his Iranian and Syrian counterparts in Moscow. They pledged to expand their cooperation in fighting terrorism and extremism. For his part, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said the US wants to move Daesh terrorists from Mosul to the terror group’s de facto capital in Syria, Raqqah. He stressed that the US-led coalition is not fighting Daesh but rather aims at destroying Syria’s infrastructure. Muallem also noted that Damascus has confidence in Moscow and Tehran’s efforts to resolve the Syria crisis. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said fighting terrorism needs a global political will.