Russia and US ministers agree on “common threat” from ‘Islamic State’

“We all agree that Islamic State is the common threat, common evil,” Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said in comments to Russian state television on Wednesday. “We agree that we need to join efforts to fight this phenomenon as soon and as effectively as possible.” (Deutsche Welle)

“For now we don’t have a joint approach on how specifically we can do it given the stand-off between various players on the ground, including armed units of the Syrian opposition.” (The Moscow Times)