Sergei Lavrov said the training of the militants to be deployed to Syria has recently started in areas of Afghanistan which are not under the control of the Afghan government.
Mr. Lavrov further added that the militants are also trained on how to carry out chemical attacks. “Based on our information, the Al-Nusra front is looking to illegally transport chemical and poisonous materials to Iraq,” Lavrov told reporters.
He said the training of the militants in Afghanistan is provided by a third country, however, he did not disclose further information regarding the name of the country which was involved behind the training of the militants.
The Russian foreign minister also accused Syrian militants for 21 August chemical attack in Syria, and urged all the regional nations who are against president Bashar Al Assad to ensure that the Syrian militants remain committed in US-Russia deal regarding the destruction of chemical weapons.
The use of chemical weapons in August near Damascus triggered a serious international crisis. The US threatened to use military force against the government of President Bashar Assad, which it blamed for the attack.
The tension was defused after a Russian-brokered deal to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal.