The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has stated that Russia will provide weapons and arms to the Syrian Government and Iraqi Government in order to combat the threat of ISIS. He has stated that ISIS has become their biggest threat with fear that radicalized Russians will return to the country and perform acts of terrorism within their country. This is a huge step toward the elimination of ISIS as another great power has publicly announced ISIS as their number one threat. However, this further complicates the situation within Syria if the Russian government continues to support the Assad regime, it makes the situation difficult if the rest of the world is trying to have Assad removed from power.