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Kerry: Russia could become a target for ISIS
17:38, 29 September 2015
Kerry: Russia could become a target for ISIS

"If we do not find ways to come together to fight the ISIS, Russia will fight them alone", stated US Secretary of State

17:38, 29 September 2015

Associated Press

Russia could become a target for militants of the terrorist organization "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria", said US Secretary of State John Kerry in an interview to TV channel MSNBC. He called on for joint efforts in fighting ISIS.

"If we do not find ways to come together to fight the ISIS, Russia will fight them alone," the Secretary of State announced. "Russia will become a target. Russia sees people with MANPADS, planes falling from the sky. Together with Assad, they become a new magnet for jihadists."

On the question of whether he considered it possible to establish alliance  between the US and Russia against the ISIS in future, he replied: "It's on the table. If we manage to settle the case with Assad and the transition, it is quite possible. But we all need clarity about the way forward."

Kerry informed that "it was agreed" that all interested parties - the US, Russia, France, Germany, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan and, partly, Iran ("though not directly at the table") will find a way forward - "formula to understand where to move on the political track." In such a situation victory over ISIS "is not only possible, but very likely", said Kerry.

In general, according to US Secretary of State, now there is "a tremendous opportunity to find the way to peace and stability in Syria," although he understands that "it will take years." "Real will not be easy, even with a common goal-oriented coordination against ISIS", stated Kerry.

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