MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The West should not "replay the Cold War" with Russia, but instead develop a strategic alliance with Moscow to counter the threats of international terrorism, member of France’s The Republicans party Pierre Lellouche told Sputnik.
"As to me, it is completely absurd today to replay the Cold War, and instead we must build a strategic alliance with Russia against Jihadism, Salafism and terrorism. We need Russia to work together on Syria and the Middle East," Lellouche told Sputnik.
Despite this, in March this year, the Russian Duma approved a resolution calling on international legislatures to create a broad international coalition to combat the threat of terrorism. The appeal followed deadly terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium, reportedly carried out by Islamic State jihadists, outlawed in many countries including Russia.