LAVROV BLAMES U.S 2003 INVASION OF IRAQ FOR ISIL RISE

LAVROV BLAMES U.S 2003 INVASION OF IRAQ FOR ISIL RISE

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LAVROV-BLAMES

Russia’s Sergey Lavrov blamed the U.S 2003 invasion of Iraq for ISIL rise.

In his speech to a youth forum Lavrov said that the West’s policy in the Middle East is what had led to the current dilemma faced by the region.

Lavrov argues that Washington by agreeing to sack military officers who had served in Saddam Hussein’s administration had directly caused the sidelining of the Sunni population in Iraq, and forced many of the officers to join ISIL and other hard-line armed groups.

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