Russia arms Iraq, Syria to help combat Islamic State: Lavrov

April 22, 2015 12:50 PM

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Russia arms Iraq, Syria to help combat Islamic State: Lavrov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is arming Iraq and Syria to help them fight Islamic State, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday, calling the radical militant group the main threat to his own country's security.

"Islamic State is our main enemy at the moment. If only because hundreds of Russian citizens, hundreds of Europeans, hundreds of Americans fight alongside IS," he said in an interview with three radio stations. "They are already coming back... and to enjoy themselves could stage vile acts at home."

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