Russian Security Council: US created ISIS, Al-Qaeda

    REGION  19 August 2022 - 14:49

    Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev has said that ISIS and Al-Qaeda were created by the US to allegedly use them "to achieve geopolitical goals".

    “Japan, under the US leadership, ‘seeks to take a leading position among the world movement of Russophobes’ and speaks of Russia's alleged readiness to use nuclear weapons,” Russia’s Kommersant newspaper quotes Patrushev as saying.

    “The Americans themselves are fighting against terrorism only in words. We must not forget that ISIS and Al-Qaeda were created by the Americans and are still actively used by the US intelligence services to achieve geopolitical goals,” he said at a meeting with colleagues from the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on August 19.

    Patrushev also said that the US is trying to negotiate with Afghanistan's neighbouring countries on the creation of "allegedly temporary infrastructure to carry out anti-terrorist operations" after the withdrawal of its contingent from that country.

    “This way we view the ‘Regional Cooperation 2022’ exercises launched on August 10, 2022, under the US command and with military personnel from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia and Pakistan,” he said.

    The secretary noted that the US is pushing Japan to become a leader "among the world movement of Russophobes".

    "The Americans and their vassals do not hesitate to resort to cynical lies, as well as rewrite the history, to justify their own foreign policy adventures," he said.

    He added that the statement about Russia's readiness to use nuclear weapons was made at the commemorative events dedicated to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9.

    Caliber.Az




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