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    Nicolas Sarkozy said that victory over Islamic State jihadist group requires a broader coalition with the participation of Russia.

    PARIS (Sputnik) The victory over Islamic State jihadist group requires a broader coalition with the participation of Russia, the former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, said Sunday after a meeting with current President Francois Hollande.

    "I told President Hollande that it is necessary to change the emphasis of our foreign policy," Sarkozy, the leader of the largest French opposition party The Republicans, told reporters.

    "We need to do everything to destroy the Islamic State, we need a broader coalition, including, of course, Russians," Sarkozy stressed.


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