18 Jun 2019 09:43

Russia's Naryshkin tells West flirting with terrorists 'mortally dangerous'

UFA. June 18 (Interfax) - Western countries' attempts to flirt with terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq are dangerous, Director of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Sergei Naryshkin said at the 10th International Meeting of High Representatives for Security Issues on Tuesday.

"Flirting with terrorists in today's interconnected world is mortally dangerous," Naryshkin said.

"[Western countries] could probably expect that after the dismantlement of the project to create a caliphate in the territory of Syria and Iraq, the terrorist front will relocate to some place far away from Europe, for example to Afghanistan or Central Asia, especially if these calculations are backed by action, for example, steps to redeploy militants to these districts," he said.