Naryshkin: Russia will continue arms supplies to Syria

Moscow, SANA-Moscow will continue supplying weapons to Syria in accordance with the international law, Speaker of the Russian State Duma, Sergey Naryshkin has said.

“Russia has carried out and is still carrying out weapons supplies to the Syrian army… Russia never hid it… We have been doing it and we will continue doing it in accordance with the norms of international law,” Naryshkin said at the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (PAOSCE) in Mongolia’s Ulan Bator.

“We urge the whole international community to unite in this struggle against the Islamic State terrorism and of course, to use these forces in this fight, first of all the  Syrian army,” he stressed.

The ISIS would have already felt more comfortable on the Mediterranean Sea coast and moved further if the Syrian army had not been an efficient force, Naryshkin said.

In a statement to journalists, Naryshkin said that it is possible that the United States wanted to destabilize the Middle East deliberately so that refugees should flow to Europe, saying “It is clear for everyone that the United States is the ideologist behind the aforementioned interventions.”

“I am not a supporter of conspiracy theories but the question arises by itself – Is Europe the final aim of those destabilizing the situation in North Africa and Middle East over the last years with such maniacal persistence?” he wondered.

He noted that “Someone has possibly proposed it, knowing that flows of refugees, those poor people running from death, would head to EU’s prosperous countries.”

He wondered..”Have many European political leaders sincerely talked about the reasons of that crisis, the flow of refugees that is practically overwhelming their countries right now?” “No, old Europe prefers to keep silent, with rare exception.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that Russia has and will continue providing military and technical assistance to Syria for combating terrorism which has become a top priority, calling on other countries to do the same.

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