Moscow, SANA-Russian Foreign Ministry affirmed that Jabhat al-Nusra, however it calls itself, was and still is an illegal terrorist organization, stressing that the fight against terrorist “fanatics” will continue until their complete destruction.
In a statement on Friday, the ministry said “there is no need to prove that all attempts by terrorists to change their image are futile. Jabhat al-Nusra, however it calls itself, was and still is an illegal terrorist organization that has no other purpose than to create a so-called Islamic caliphate with cruel and barbaric methods.”
The ministry called for continuing the fight against those terrorists with the support of the international community until eliminating them completely, noting that the terrorist organization of Jabhat al-Nusra was established in January 2012 as a combat unit belonging to so-called ISIS terrorist organization which is also banned in Russia and other countries and then turned to a branch for al-Qaida after it pledged allegiance to this organization.
The ministry pointed out that the terrorist Abu Mohammad al-Golani the leader of Jabhat al-Nusra thanked in his statement the leaders of al-Qaeda organization for their “understanding” as well as their instructions on best ways of “Jihad” in the new circumstances.
On Thursday, the terrorists Abu Mohammad al-Golani pre-empted the arrangements to hold a crucial meeting between Russian and US experts in Geneva to separate groups of so-called “moderate opposition” and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization by changing the name of the organization and announced it is severing ties with al- Qaeda.