United States President Barack Obama said Tuesday the Islamic State is a serious threat in near future citing difficulty in getting Russia to join global coalition.
Obama added while briefing the media in French capital Paris during global climate talks the militant group could become a deadly organization due to its social media as well as its networks of experienced fighters.
Though global warming is the focus of the summit, but the leaders of more than 100 countries also paid attention to the issues related to Isis terror group and the Syrian civil war, especially after the multiple attacks in Paris on November 13 that killed 129 innocent people.
Earlier Tuesday Obama also urged the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdgoan to reduce tensions with Russia and work together. The two countries are having strain relations after a Russian warplane was shot down by Turkey alleging it violated airspace even after repeated warnings.
Obama said everyone has a common enemy as Isis.
Russia meanwhile has approved several sanctions against Turkey including agricultural products that will be not imported from January 1, 2016. The country has also banned on charter flights to Turkey from December 1.
Important energy products are not listed in the sanctions such as the food stuffs or Turkish Stream gas pipeline.
The banned food stuffs include vegetables and fruits such as apples, apricots, grapes, cucumbers, onions and tomatoes. Chicken has also been banned from trade between Russia and China.
Obama also talked about need for gun control citing the Friday’s shooting at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Colo.