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Russia Rejects Trump’s Charge That Iran Is Top Terrorist State

  • Alliance against Islamic State must include Iran, Russia says
  • U.S. sanctioned Iran for missile tests as tensions escalate

Russia rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s assertion that Iran is the world’s “number one terrorist” nation, and said that the government in Tehran should be part of a proposed coalition to fight against Islamic State.

“All those who see Islamic State as an existential threat should start to act in a coordinated manner and I’m sure that if we look objectively at potential members of this coalition, Iran should, of course, be part of our joint efforts,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters on Monday.