Lavrov’s being polite isn’t he?

Friends of Syria

The main objective for Washington now is again regime change rather than defeating IS, Russia’s top diplomat stressed

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva

© Alexander Scherbak/TASS

LISBON, November 24. /TASS/. The Islamic State terrorist organisation (outlawed in Russia) is allied with Washington, in carrying out the objective of regime change in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov suggested after talks with his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva on Saturday.

“The US State Department said the other day that IS had not been beaten yet and in order to defeat IS, the main prerequisite is regime change in Syria,” Russia’s top diplomat pointed out.

“My guess is being confirmed that the Americans view IS as a justification for their military presence in Syria and almost as an ally in the struggle against the Syrian authorities,” Lavrov said.

“That is, the main objective [for Washington]…

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