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Putin backs joint fight against terror

President Vladimir Putin says that Russia doesn’t see a new anti-terror coalition led by Saudi Arabia as hostile to its interests, but he called for pooling global efforts to fight against terrorism.

Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with top military officials in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with top military officials in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. (Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Speaking at a news conference, Putin said that he doesn’t quite understand the purpose of creating the new coalition, because many of its members are part of the US-led coalition.

At the same time, he adds that Russia has cooperated with Saudi Arabia despite their differences on the Syrian crisis.

— AP

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