Lavrov: after defeat in Syria, terrorists cropping up in other countries
Terrorist groups defeated in Syria are creating recruitment networks and sleeper cells in other countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting of the heads of intelligence services, security and law enforcement agencies.
"Having suffered a military defeat in Syria, terrorist groups are creating new footholds, recruitment networks and sleeper cells in other countries, continuing to take advantage of the persisting disunity of the global community and the fact that far from all states took the necessary legislative and law enforcement measures at the national level," the minister said
According to Lavrov, the capabilities of criminal groups in Syria and Iraq to regularly replenish their budget have been seriously undermined.
The top diplomat highlighted that the terrorists’ resistance "has not been broken completely." "One of the reasons is the ongoing external material support for radicals, including with arms," TASS cited him as saying.
"Russia repeatedly pointed to this problem. We will continue to consistently work to consolidate cooperation in this important area," the minister concluded.