2016-01-21 10:00:00

Lavrov: Jaish al-Islam, Ahrar ash-Sham are terrorist organizations for Russia

Zurich, January 21, Interfax - Russia's stance on the organizations Ahrar ash-Sham and Jaish al-Islam remains unchanged: that they are terrorist organizations.

"We have not given up our positions regarding the terrorist essence of Jaish al-Islam and Ahrar ash-Sham," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after the talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Zurich.

"We have presented our materials, which cite the facts proving that our position within the International Syria Support Group is right. The identification process of terrorist organizations continues and we hope that our arguments will be taken into account by our colleagues," the minister said.