Argentina’s President Reports Receiving Threats From IS Militants

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Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said she had received threats from Islamic State (IS) terrorist group over her friendship with Pope Francis and Argentina's position on Palestinian issue, the local Clarin paper had reported.

BUENOS AIRES, September 21 (RIA Novosti) - Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said she had received threats from Islamic State (IS) terrorist group over her friendship with Pope Francis and Argentina's position on Palestinian issue, the local Clarin paper had reported.

Earlier on Saturday, Kirchner told reporters after the meeting with Pope Francis in Vatican, that several days ago Argentina's police reported threats towards the president of the country from the terrorist group.

According to Kirchner, the threats were caused by her "friendship with Pope [Francis] and Argentina's support of the Israeli and Palestinian separate states existence."

The IS also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a radical Sunni group, which has been fighting the Syrian government since 2012. In June 2014, it launched attacks in northern and western Iraq later announcing the establishment of a caliphate on its conquered territories in Syria and Iraq.

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