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Putin discusses fight against terrorism, situation in Syria with Russia’s Security Council

December 18, 2015, 16:06 UTC+3
In view of the passing of the relevant resolution by the UN Security Council, the participants in the meeting discussed the issues of terminating terrorist financing sources, Kremlin spokesman says
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Vladimir Putin and members of Russian Security Council

Vladimir Putin and members of Russian Security Council

© Mikhail Klimentyev/Russian presidential press service/TASS

MOSCOW, December 18. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed with the permanent members of the Russian Security Council the fight against terrorism, the Syrian settlement and socio-economic development issues, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said.

"In view of the passing of the relevant resolution by the UN Security Council, the [participants in] meeting discussed the issues of terminating terrorist financing sources," he said.

On Thursday, the UN Security Council unanimously passed a comprehensive resolution, which obliges countries to terminate the financing and any other support of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Al Qaeda network and individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them.

"[The participants in the meeting] exchanged views on the Syrian settlement, including taking into consideration the forthcoming talks on the issue in New York today where Russia will be represented by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov," presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

According to Peskov, they also "discussed in detail the CSTO issues in the context of the meeting of the organization’s Collective Security Council due to be held in Moscow on Monday.

"They also exchanged views on the pressing issues of the socio-economic agenda, including on the prospects for changes in the global energy markets," Peskov said.

Taking part in the meeting were speakers of the two houses of the Russian parliament Valentina Matviyenko and Sergey Naryshkin, Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergey Ivanov, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and his deputy Rashid Nurgaliyev, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov, Foreign Intelligence Service Chief Mikhail Fradkov and permanent member of the Russian Security Council Boris Gryzlov.

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