Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warns that terrorists posing as refugees are trying to infiltrate neighboring countries following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
Lavrov made the comments during a ministerial level meeting of Afghanistan’s neighbors (Russia, China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan).
“The current task on the agenda is to ease the effects of and control migration flows from Afghanistan, because terrorist and criminal elements posing as refugees may infiltrate neighboring countries and have already been trying to do so,” said Lavrov.
The Russian FM also called on the countries to resist attempts by NATO and the United States to forge a presence on their territory.
Following the Taliban takeover of the country, a top diplomat warned that “not even tanks” can stop a potentially large wave of Afghan refugees heading to Europe.
Experts also warned that ISIS-K is preparing to exploit a new refugee wave to infiltrate terrorists into the west in a repeat of what happened following the previous migrant surge in 2015.
Numerous terrorist attacks in Europe over the past six years have been carried out by jihadists who entered the continent posing as refugees.