Lavrov: Terrorist crimes in Syria and Iraq would not have been possible without external support

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said ISIS, al-Qaeda, the Islamic Front and Jabhat al-Nusra crimes would not have come to pass without external support.

Lavrov’s comments came during a press conference with his Finnish counterpart Erkki Tuomioja in Moscow on Monday.

He said Russia is working with its partners for pulling the plug on these groups by severing funds and logistical support provided to them.

Lavrov reminded of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2170 that forbids funding and arming ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and calls for preventing the flow of terrorists into Syria and Iraq.