Russian official: Israel and USA have offered their experience in confronting Islamists in Chechnya.
Regional-Russia, Politics, 10/14/1999
Vladimir Poleakof, the Russian envoy to the region's countries, said that Israel offered to Russia its large experiences in the field of confronting organizations that try to assume power in the republics near to Chechnya.
Following his delivery of a communique yesterday from Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov to Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa, Poleakof said, "some countries topped by USA and Israel that have offered to present their experience in the fields of confronting the work of these gangs that use terrorist means."
He added that the terrorists in Chechnya have different religious affiliations than Islam, and he said, "Islam is used as a curtain only for what they do."
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