A senior Russian diplomat says the US aims to topple the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by declaring the formation of a coalition that purports to confront the ISIL terrorist group. Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department of New Challenges and Threats Ilya Rogachev further said that the US’s efforts to establish a new anti-terror coalition is an attempt at achieving Washington’s desire to emerge as the leader of the world, IRNA reported. He also said that the US wants to examine world countries on the basis of the claim that whoever does not stand with the US in the so-called war on terror is against Washington. The development comes as the US and its allies have announced that the Syrian government will not be a party to the coalition against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists. Many observers have cast doubt over the sincerity of the move to form the coalition. Meanwhile, Syrian authorities have insisted that any military action against the ISIL terrorist group inside Syrian territory must be coordinated with Damascus. The ISIL terrorists control large parts of Syria’s east and north. ISIL also sent its Takfiri militants into Iraq in June, seizing large swathes of land straddling the border between Syria and Iraq. The Takfiri terrorist group has committed heinous crimes and threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and Izadi Kurds, as it continues its atrocities.