Lavrov invited the Arab countries to impose an embargo against the ISIS controlled land

Sergei Lavrov

Russia called on Arab countries to support the initiative about introduction of embargo against the territories that are under the control of the “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). On Wednesday, February 1, said the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov, reports RIA Novosti.

“We call on our Arab friends to join Russia’s initiative that on the basis of article 41 of the Charter of the UN to impose a comprehensive trade embargo in respect of all territories that remain under the control of the so-called Islamic state”, — said the Minister, speaking at the opening session of the Russian-Arab cooperation forum in Abu Dhabi.

Lavrov also reminded that the fight against the terrorist threat “remains a priority of all countries in the world, and, of course, the UN.” He stressed that Moscow believes “fundamentally important” to implement resolutions of the UN Security Council.

The economy of ISIS, recognized as a quasi-state, based on the sale of oil, drug trafficking, tax slave population and the sale of human organs, reports “Kommersant”. Another important source of replenishment of terrorists is agricultural products, primarily grain crop as explained by the newspaper’s senior researcher, Institute of Oriental studies Boris Dolgov, wheat transported to Syria, mastering thus the occupied territories.

Bordering the occupied by terrorists territories of the country has repeatedly been accused of trade relations with the “Islamic state”. So, in January 2016, the defense Ministers of Greece and Israel accused Turkey of buying oil from is. In December 2015, the Deputy chief of the Russian General staff Sergey rudskoy reported on the publication of evidence that in Turkey petroleum products supplied to the territories under control of terrorists.

At the same time, The Wall Street Journal claimed that the purchase of oil and gas from the IG deals with the Syrian government.

In 2016, ISIS has suffered territorial losses, but under the control of the organization is still part of Syria and Iraq, including the stronghold of terrorists — Syrian raqqa. Also under their control are Palmyra, the province of Deir ez-Zor in Syria. In Iraq the militants control of the city of Mosul and the West Bank of the Tigris river, and the towns Haiju and Kirkuk.

The Russian-Arab forum started its work in the capital of UAE, 1 February, reports RIA Novosti. The Russian delegation headed by Sergei Lavrov. Presumably, one of the key topics of the talks will be a settlement in Syria in light of the progress of Astana agreements.