Russia welcomes intent of U.S., coalition to help seal Syria-Turkey border

That was his comment on the phrase of Barack Obama in his address

Moscow welcomes the intentions of the United States and other members of the anti-terrorist coalition that it leads to help seal the Syrian-Turkish border with the purpose of stopping oil trafficking and other illegal businesses.

"What the Syrian-Turkish border is like has been known for a long time, the same as the Turkish-Iraqi border. It was know a long, long time ago thanks to what ISIL exists and expands; I mean oil trade and other illegal businesses. And we welcome the attention to the need to stop these criminal phenomena on the part of many countries of the world, including the USA and the coalition it leads," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with Interfax.

That was his comment on the phrase of U.S. President Barack Obama in his address to the nation that the U.S. is "working with Turkey to seal its border with Syria" in order to stop channels of replenishing terrorists in Syria and their funding.

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