President Trump and President Putin have agreed to “work collectively” to “wipe ISIS off the map as soon as and for all” after the American president known as the Kremlin to precise his deep condolences to the households of the victims killed within the St Petersburg metro terror assault on Monday.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated: “In a phone dialog with Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump expressed his deep condolences to the households of the victims killed as a result of barbaric act carried out within the St Petersburg metro, and requested to convey the phrases of assist to the Russian folks.”
“The presidents famous that terrorism is an evil that have to be collectively fought with,” he added.
“Islamic State have been raging towards the dying of the sunshine for too lengthy now. The presidents solemnly agreed this may be the ultimate battle.“
The White House stated Donald Trump known as Putin to precise his condolences for the bombing and to supply the complete assist of the United States in destroying ISIS and “bringing these accountable to justice.“
“Trump and President Putin agreed that terrorism have to be decisively and shortly defeated.”
ISIS threatened to unleash terror on Russian soil in a video printed on-line in April final yr, and Putin responded by threatening to “liquidate” the Islamic jihadis with “nuclear weapons” in the event that they ever dared to assault his nation.
Responding to the Islamic State’s threats towards his nation Putin stated: “I hope nuclear weapons won’t ever be wanted when combating terrorists, but when they assault our homeland they are going to be destroyed.”
Now, after talking with Trump on the cellphone and agreeing to “go all in collectively“, Putin has vowed to precise revenge for the assault on the lifeblood of his metropolis, the St Petersburg metro system that carries tens of millions of passengers on a regular basis.
The Russian president was in St. Petersburg on the time of the blast and visited the scene within the night to put flowers in a present of deep respect to the victims of the phobia assault.
A single Islamic suicide bomber is believed to be behind the lethal assault within the subway, planting two bombs, considered one of which exploded, state media reported Monday.
Fox News report that no less than 11 folks had been killed and 45 others had been critically wounded. Police initially believed a suicide bomber planted the machine that exploded on a prepare, whereas a second particular person planted a separate machine at a close-by station — however investigators later stated it seemed to be the work of 1 man, the Interfax information company reported. Crews disabled the second machine earlier than it may explode.