2016-06-08 11:03:00

ISIL's efforts to set up 'global caliphate' challenge intl world order - Russian Security Council secretary

Yerevan, June 8, Interfax - The attempts by Islamic State, a terrorist organization banned in Russia, to set up a global caliphate pose a threat to an increasingly larger number of countries, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev said.

"The attempt to set up a global caliphate, a quasi-state entity based on extremist ideology and medieval forms of social organization, shows how serious the danger of this cancer in the international community's body is. Its metastases have spread to an increasingly larger number of states," Patrushev said at a meeting of the secretaries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member-states' security councils in Yerevan on Wednesday.

"The terrorists' actions, which have reached an unprecedented level, are already targeting the entire human civilization and present a systemic challenge to the world order based on international law and norms of civilized behavior," Patrushev said.