On 7 November 2018, Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, slammed the way in which the Anglo Saxons are manipulating the concept of anti-terrorism.

According to the Minister, the new concept of the “fight against oppressive extremism” aims at validating terrorist acts when they are aligned with the Anglo-Saxon strategy against governments that the West qualifies as “authoritarian”.

Mr Lavrov recalled that each state is responsible, according to its laws, for how it fights extremist ideology whilst the intergovernmental cooperation is subject to the universal legislation of the United Nations.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs emphasized: “the authors of this concept [“the fight against oppressive extremism”] are fundamentally ready to justify extremists and to exonerate them from all criminal responsibility”.

On the same topic, read : “Syria: peace implies international condemnation of the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Voltaire Network, 6 November 2018.

Anoosha Boralessa