Russia and the United States may join hands in combating the Islamist State in Syria.
The Russian Foreign Ministry released a statement on Friday, confirming that its head Sergei Lavrov had held a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
The discussed the need for joint efforts to combat Islamic State.
The two diplomats also discussed the need for talks between Damascus and the opposition.
Earlier, the U.S. argued that Russia’s military intervention in the war-torn country is to help bolster the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
But things have changed since.
There’s been a string of brutal attacks by the IS across the world.
Now more countries are realizing that eliminating the group needs globally coordinated efforts.
Also on Friday, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution, calling upon all member states to take quote “all necessary measures” to fight the group.