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The Voice of Russia
10 July 2014
Russia is extremely concerned by the stealing of nuclear materials by militants in Iraq that poses a serious threat to Iraq and the neighboring countries, official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich said Thursday.
"We are extremely concerned about the transition of this important facility into the hands of militants that not only leads to breakdown of deadlines for destruction of the Iraqi chemical weapons agreed upon with the OPCW, but also represents a serious threat from the point of view of a possible use of the seized materials by extremists not only in Iraq but also in the neighboring countries, including Syria," he said.