September 25, 2015 / 11:00 AM / in 3 years

Russia could join anti-IS coalition if conditions met: report

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow could “theoretically” join the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq if its conditions are met, Interfax news agency quoted Ilya Rogachev, a director at the Russian foreign ministry, as saying on Friday.

Moscow wants its long-time ally Damascus to be included in the international efforts to combat IS and says any international military operation in Syria should have a United Nations mandate.

Reporting by Lidia Kelly, Writing by Gabriela Baczynska

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