2014-10-09 16:01:00

Extremist ideologists use unsanctioned U.S. operations in Syria to stoke radical sentiments - Russian Foreign Ministry

Moscow, October 9, Interfax - The U.S. military operations in Syria not sanctioned by anyone are preparing ground for further stoking of radical sentiments by Islamists, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich.

"The American operations in Syria which were not sanctioned by anyone are being used by extremist ideologists for further stoking of radical sentiments," he said at a briefing in Moscow on Thursday.

"Historical parallels and old legends are being used. In a bid to win over broad masses of Muslims, the radical preachers have been variously repeating the old prophecy about the fight against the infidels who act as a united front against Muslims," the Russian diplomat said.