IS group is ‘Russia’s greatest enemy’, not US, says Lavrov

Moscow (AFP) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that the Islamic State group was Moscow’s greatest enemy, notwithstanding the strained relations with the United States over the Ukraine conflict.

“I believe IS is our greatest enemy right now,” Lavrov said in an interview with Russian radio stations when asked whether he considers China, IS or NATO Russia’s greatest threat.


Pic is of Muslims in Moscow

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    How magnanimous.
    I’d love to see the Intel report that just scared Putin.

    • They have such huge problems, Chechens galore.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Oh yeah!
        That’s what pissed me off about that jackass BBC presenter.
        It ain’t blacks those Russians have a problem with.

        • just a thought

          Unless they’re Muslims, of course.

  • Don’t tell any of this to Putin who installed a puppet leader in Chechnya and persists in the delusion that the US and Ukraine are Russia’s biggest worries.

    Lavrov, I suspect, is on his way out.

  • andycanuck

    I’m sure Russia’s Iranian buddies won’t cause them any grief one day either.

  • Maggat

    Russia is not alone, civilization is threatened by ISIS/islam.

  • El Martyachi

    Russia’s greatest enemy is the Kremlin Dwarve Group.

  • just a thought

    Right, Mr. Lavrov. And I would just add that they are EVERYONE’S greatest enemy.

    When there’s more common sense in Moscow than in Washington, you can’t help but suspect a paradigm shift has occurred, or is occurring.

  • cmh

    muslims are the entire world’s greatest enemy

    • BillyHW

      They are a cancer upon humanity.

  • Poland is the greatest threat.