06:35 GMT +321 January 2020
Listen Live
    Get short URL
    0 113

    Russian President Vladimir Putin raised awareness on Monday over increasing terror risks on the borders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran, at the trilateral summit in Azeri capital Baku.

    BAKU (Sputnik) — His comment at a meeting with Azeri and Iranian presidents came after a suicide bombing killed at least 70 people at a hospital in southwestern Pakistan on the border with Iran.

    "We cannot but feel concerned about the presence of two major hotspots – in Afghanistan and in the Middle East – close to the Russian, Azeri and Iranian borders. They pose a threat of international terrorism and cross-border crime, mostly related to a rise in drug trafficking, arms smuggling and flows of militants," Putin said.

    The Russian leader urged Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Azerbaijan's Ilham Aliyev to work closer together to address this challenge. Earlier today, Rouhani also called for further integration between the three neighbor nations to counter regional threats.


    Daesh Allegedly Threatens Russia With Terror Attacks
    Merkel Defends 'Open Doors' Migrant Policy Amid Growing Terror Threats
    France May Cancel Summer Events Over Terror Threat
    terror threat, Vladimir Putin, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik