MOSCOW, August 09. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday expressed concern about the deteriorating situation in Iraq and supported its authorities’ fight against militants.
“The minister and the secretary voiced concern about the dramatic deterioration of the situation in Iraq and supported the Iraqi authorities’ measures to fight militants from the terrorist group ‘Islamic State’,” the Foreign Ministry said.
They “stressed the importance of coordinated international counter-terrorism efforts that would be free of double standards”, the ministry said.