Islamic State "evolved from Arab Spring"

Islamic State evolved from the Arab Spring, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) director said in Moscow on Wednesday.

Source: RT

Addressing a meeting of top security officials from ex-Soviet states (CIS) Aleksandr Bortnikov added that Islamic State "gained momentum due to the duplicity of certain world powers."

"There are world powers that are using Islamic State as a kind of 'terror battering ram' to ensure their interests in Asia and Africa," Bortnikov said, as quoted by RT.

"In pursuing their goals with IS, these countries have put the world on the verge of a global religious and civilizational crisis. The outcome of this global conflict could be disastrous," he stressed.

The FSB chief added as "parts of the Taliban movement in Afghanistan joining Islamic State, there is an imminent threat of the terrorists invading Central Asia."

"The escalation of tension in Afghanistan is causing serious concern. Numerous IS gangs that are part of the Taliban movement are currently concentrated on the northern borders of that country. Some of them have joined Islamic State, which has dramatically intensified the threat of a terrorist invasion of Central Asia," said Bortnikov.


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