The Russian foreign Ministry called for the creation of a single global database of terrorists

Oleg Syromolotov

Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Oleg Syromolotov said there are three main areas of combating international terrorism. He told this in an interview with The Jerusalem Post.

“First, you need to create a common international database with a list of foreign terrorists and militants. Secondly, you need to create a system of monitoring their movements. And, thirdly, it is necessary to simplify the issuance of foreign terrorists and fighters from one country to another because now this procedure is quite long,” — said the diplomat.

According to him, there is a real threat of terrorist seizure of new territories in the so-called “zone of instability” stretching from Central Africa to South-East Asia. As an example, Syromolotov called Libya, where chaos reigns, and which became the center of attraction for a variety of terrorist elements.

On 1 February the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov 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). 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.