Meeting in Dushanbe (Tadjikistan) on the 15th September 2015, the heads of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) strongly denounced terrorism in Iraq and Syria, particularly that of the phoney Islamic Emirate (« Daesh »).

The heads of the member states of the CSTO stated that their organisation could now deploy under the auspices of the UNO, in the same way as NATO.
They agreed to coordinate their interventions at the UNO General Assembly at the end of September, with the aim of creating a global Coalition against terrorism.

The CSTO includes Russia, Belarus, Arménia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizistan, and Tadjikistan. Russia is to preside over the UN Security Council during the month of September 2015.

In June 2012, during the Geneva Conference, President Putin had considered deploying the CSTO in Syria, but France restarted the war before the Organisation was ready.

Pete Kimberley