Lavrov: Many of the former Iraqi army officers joined Daash[/rtl]
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, that many of the former Iraqi army officers joined the ranks of theterrorist organization Daash.
Lavrov said in a speech to the participants in the forum for the youth of Russia in Vladimir Province, on Friday, that "Washington has agreed to expel Saddam Hussein 's regime officers from the Iraqi army," he said , adding that "this has led to the marginalization of the Sunnis in Iraq and the accession of many former officers to Daash and other armed groups. " the
Russian minister pointed out that the West 's policy in the Middle East led to what is currently taking place in theregion, saying that the organization Daash terrorist appeared as a result of the intervention of Washington and theUS - led invasion of Iraq in 2003".
He stressed " We must preserve the religious diversity and to protect the rights of Christians in the Middle East. "
He pointed to Lavrov, said that" what is happening in Syria now threatens to destroy the religious and sectarian balance that remained in place despite all the bloody wars, "he said . " If saw our breach of this balance, it would be a disgrace to all our heads. "