Russia ready to fight terrorism in Libya within framework of UN Security Council - Lavrov

Russia understands the draft UN Security Council resolution on Libya proposed by Egypt and is ready to fight terrorism in this country within the framework of the UN Security Council, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

Russia understands the draft UN Security Council resolution on Libya proposed by Egypt and is ready to fight terrorism in this country within the framework of the UN Security Council, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"There was an Egyptian initiative, which was submitted to the UN Security Council. We understand it and we are ready to consider on its basis the steps that the UN Security Council may authorize to increase the efforts to combat the terrorist threat coming from Libya," he told a press conference following negotiations with his Spanish counterpart Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo.

The Russian minister believes all countries that aspire to respect the UN Charter and its norms and principles should adopt such an approach.

"I believe it is important that members of the U.S.-created anti-terrorist coalition, which is delivering strikes on terrorists' positions in Iraq with the government's consent and in Syria without the Syrian government's consent, should do the same," he said.

"I am convinced that terrorist should be fought on the basis of international law, and in this sense the UN Security Council cannot be bypassed," Lavrov said.


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