Kazakh FM calls for unity against ISIL

Erlan Idrissov urges US, China, Russia & Europe to overcome political divisions and come together to reverse the rise of the ISIL group

Kazakh FM calls for unity against ISIL

World Bulletin / News Desk

Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov China, Russia, and Europe to overcome political divisions and come together to reverse the rise of the ISIL group has urged world leaders to unite efforts to combat the threat posed by the ISIL group.

In an interview with The Associated Press in New York late Sunday, Idrissov said Kazakhstan was until recently "immune from fundamentalism and extremism."

But prosperity and growth have made it easier for "crazy" ideas to take root in some parts of the country’s population, he added.

Idrissov said an estimated 200 Kazakh nationals were now fighting in Syria.

He called on the United States, China, Russia, and Europe to overcome political divisions and come together to reverse the rise of the ISIL group, which controls large swaths of Syria and Iraq.

The Kazakh minister looked to the meeting between the U.S. and Russian presidents, Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin, at the United Nations later on Monday to set in motion a change in tactics.

Last Mod: 28 Eylül 2015, 12:30
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