"In general, we feel the extensive support of the Russian president’s initiative to form an international anti-terrorism front to fight the ISIL and other terrorist organizations," Bogdanov told RIA Novosti in an interview.
According to Bogdanov, the proposal was discussed by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif during a recent visit of the latter to Moscow, as Iran's stance on events in the Middle East must be taken into account, given Tehran’s regional weight.
Earlier in August, Lavrov said that establishing the coalition would facilitate cooperation with states already fighting militant groups.
ISIL has seized large areas in Syria and Iraq in recent years. The group is spreading its influence to other countries, recruiting new fighters all over the world.