Vice-President of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki was convinced that if not for Russia’s position on the Syrian problem, the region would have been completely destroyed. He stated this in an interview with RIA Novosti, published on Friday, July 21.
«Without Russia’s approach to the Syrian issue, different from the U.S. approach, would the regime in Syria, thanks to intensified the terrorists, would have changed the map of the region and, in the end, this would lead to the fall of Baghdad,» said al-Maliki.
The Vice President also noted that he did not consider the victory over the «Islamic state» in Mosul achievement of the United States. «Yes, they supported us aviation, but most of the credit belongs to the Iraqi soldier, militia, air force of the Iraqi armed forces,» added al-Maliki.