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Russia: Washington treated IS actions in Syria with 'degree of favour' - Zakharova02:18

Russia: Washington treated IS actions in Syria with 'degree of favour' - Zakharova

Russian Federation, Moscow
November 12, 2015 at 15:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova accused Washington of treating the actions of the so-called Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) with "some degree of favour" whilst giving a press briefing in Moscow, Thursday.

"I cannot ignore the fact that the actions of ISIS were treated with some degree of favour in Washington for a long time. We should keep this in mind when our American colleagues speak about global stability," Zakharova stated, adding that "apparently at that moment it was expected that the legitimate government in Syria will be overthrown by this organisation, there are many examples of this."

The Russian foreign ministry spokesperson also criticised "the fact that the formation and support of independent media (in the US) is going to take place through official resources of the US." Zakharova slammed the US reponse to the MH17 tragedy, stating that "immediately after the incident with the Malaysian airliner in the skies over Ukraine last summer, the US Department of State sent more than 130 specialists who speak Russian to the embassy in Moscow. Together they drafted and disseminated hourly updated information kits. This is how so-called objective information is created. This objective information, as we see, was formed by the 130 American specialists and this is for the Boeing alone."

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Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova accused Washington of treating the actions of the so-called Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) with "some degree of favour" whilst giving a press briefing in Moscow, Thursday.

"I cannot ignore the fact that the actions of ISIS were treated with some degree of favour in Washington for a long time. We should keep this in mind when our American colleagues speak about global stability," Zakharova stated, adding that "apparently at that moment it was expected that the legitimate government in Syria will be overthrown by this organisation, there are many examples of this."

The Russian foreign ministry spokesperson also criticised "the fact that the formation and support of independent media (in the US) is going to take place through official resources of the US." Zakharova slammed the US reponse to the MH17 tragedy, stating that "immediately after the incident with the Malaysian airliner in the skies over Ukraine last summer, the US Department of State sent more than 130 specialists who speak Russian to the embassy in Moscow. Together they drafted and disseminated hourly updated information kits. This is how so-called objective information is created. This objective information, as we see, was formed by the 130 American specialists and this is for the Boeing alone."

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