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Moscow is urging Arab nations to join a trade and economic embargo on the territories controlled by the Islamic State terrorist grouping, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday.
The Russian foreign minister made this statement at the 4th session of the Russian-Arab cooperation forum in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
"We’re urging Arab friends to join the Russian initiative to impose pursuant to article 41 of the UN Charter an all-embracing trade and economic embargo on all the territories remaining under control of the so-called Islamic State," Lavrov said.
Ceasefire does not apply to the terrorist organizations Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra, he went on.
"We proceed from the assumption that the cessation of hostilities does not apply to the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra, whatever they may be called. Al-Nusra has changed its name again," Lavrov said. "That was clearly confirmed at a meeting in Astana. I do know that this is also the position of the League of Arab States and in that respect we present a common front."
2017.02.01 / 14:48