#Iraq PM open Door to #Russian airstrikes on #IslamicState militants

Lavrov said that Russia would not go if they were not invited, looks like the invitations are in the mail…


Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told FRANCE24 in an exclusive interview on Thursday that he is open to allowing Russia to carry out air strikes against Islamic State group militants in Iraq.”Not yet. It is a possibility. If we get the offer, we will consider it,” Abadi told FRANCE24.”It is in our interest to share information with Russia. Russia has a lot of information. The more information we gather the more I can protect the Iraqi people,” Abadi added.On Wednesday, Russian warplanes began air strikes in neighbouring Syria, saying it would hit the Islamic State group “and other terrorist groups.”Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a news conference that Moscow was not planning to expand its air strikes to Iraq.”We were not invited or asked,” Lavrov said. “We don’t come if we’re not invited.”

Source: france 24 – Iraq PM open to Russian airstrikes on Islamic State militants – France 24