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Putin: no Islamic State terrorism unitil outside interference took place

May 26, 2015, 17:25 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The Russian president noted that BRICS member countries are facing major threats due to violation of international law norms and violation of sovereignty of different states

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© Alexey Druzhinin/Russian president's press service

MOSCOW, May 26. /TASS/. There was no terrorism in countries where the Islamic State organization acts until outside interference occurred without UN Security Council permission, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday at a meeting with secretaries of the security councils of BRICS - a group comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

"We know what is going on now, say, in the Middle East, in North Africa, we know problems connected with the terrorist organization that arrogated the right to be called ‘the Islamic State’," Putin said.

"But there was no terrorism in the countries where it is active now until a totally unacceptable outside interference, which occurred without United Nations Security Council sanction, took place," he said.

"It is clear that the consequences are hard. Everything that happened in the previous years on the international arena certainly needs adjustment," Putin said.

The Russian leaders said he considers the meeting as an important stage of preparation for the BRICS summit in Ufa in July 2015.

Security issues important sphere of BRICS activity

According to the president, it is also obvious that BRICS member countries are facing major threats. "It is also clear that our countries are facing considerable threats in connection with violation of international law norms, in connection with violation of sovereignty of different states, their activity spheres," Putin said.

Putin stressed that security issues are an important sphere in the activity of BRICS member states and they are related to the challenges the world community is currently facing.

"Obviously, for our organization, for BRICS, it’s an important sphere of activity, considering the challenges the entire international community and our countries have to face at present. It’s obvious that the fight against organized crime, terrorism, financial crime is certainly on the agenda of the international community," Putin said.


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