Moscow, Baghdad resolved to continue fight against Daesh

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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov came to terms with Iraqi leadership about the necessity to continue joint fight against the Daesh terrorist group, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. This came within Bogdanov’s working visit to Baghdad where he held a meeting with Iraqi President Barham Salih, Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi and Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Mohammed al-Halbusi. The ministry said in its statement: “Moscow and Baghdad confirmed that there is no other way to resolve crisis situations other that in accordance with the norms of international law and the UN Charter. The necessity of continuing to work together to counter the terrorist threat caused by IS[Daesh] and its affiliated groups was also stated”. The parties also reaffirmed the importance of consolidating efforts to prevent the escalation of military and political tensions in the region, the…

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