2015-01-07 18:49:00

Kadyrov thinks ISIL poses no threat to Russia

Grozny, January 7, Interfax - Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov does not think that the militant underworld will be replenished by radicals fighting on the side of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

"There is no such threat. And we should not be scaring ourselves with various ISILs," he said in an interview with Interfax.

"We have a good agent network in the ranks of these terrorist hordes. This permits monitoring the movements of those who are of interest to us. Moreover, it gives a chance of sending those who even jokingly direct their barrels towards Russia on an eternal business trip with a one-way ticket," Kadyrov said.

"What poses a threat to Russia and the whole world is that the U.S. and Western countries have turned the Middle East region into a giant bridgehead for training terrorists," he added.

"The experience of the 'Bin Laden project' did not teach them anything. They have brought to light a new project - 'Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.' There is no instrument against a lone terrorist who has not shared his plans with at least one person. Yes, he can be stopped somewhere, not allowed to reach his chosen target but it is impossible to prevent a blast. This is where the main threat lies. Therefore it is vital to most strictly control the movements of individuals who stayed in the zone of this conflict," Kadyrov said.