MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The international community must resolutely fight terrorism around the globe, regardless of which country or government is attacked, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
In a preview to the interview with Rossiya-24 television channel, due to be broadcast the following day, Lavrov said Friday:
"If you are a terrorist, it means that you are a terrorist everywhere. We need to confront a common enemy, common threats and avoid attempts to opportunistically adapt the preferences for one or another regime."
In April, Lavrov stated that Russia's main enemy is the Islamic State militant group, because thousands of people from all over the world, including Russian, European and US citizens, are fighting in the ranks of the fundamentalist organization.
Moscow has repeatedly underscored the importance of counter-terrorism cooperation with Western partners, despite existing disputes on several issues.