Battle against Extremism Needs Teamwork: Russian FM

Battle against Extremism Needs Teamwork: Russian FM
Sun Feb 28, 2016 16:42:01

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the battle against terrorism requires a joint effort at the global level to be won and no country can create a safe haven against terror threats.

He made the remarks in an interview with Algerian newspaper L’Expression, stressing the role the UN plays in coordinating the international community’s collective effort against terrorism.

“Fighting terrorism can be efficient only if we work together, based on the solid ground of international law, with the UN in the role of central coordinator, and by putting aside double standards,” the Russian foreign minister stated.

Lavrov also called for “disagreements, ambitions, and preconditions” to be set aside in an effort to defeat Takfiri terrorist groups such as Daesh (ISIS / ISIL), which “have challenged human civilization.”

Pointing to a series of deadly terrorist attacks by Daesh, Lavrov said the assaults indicated that “in the contemporary interdependent world, the wish to create individual ‘safe havens’ to isolate oneself from your neighbors is impossible.”

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