The White house said that during the conversation the representatives of the two countries stressed the importance of creating the necessary conditions for political transition in Syria.

Earlier it was reported that Russia expressed readiness to cooperate with Saudi Arabia on the issue of the operation in Syria to ar-Riaga there was no doubt in the view of the Russian HQs in the country. Saudi Arabia supported the proposal.

"Islamic state" is a terrorist group banned in several countries, including in Russia. On 30 September, Russia began to put air strikes in Syria, which, according to Russian authorities, aimed at positions of Islamic state terrorists.