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MOSCOW—Calling what he views as U.S. President Donald Trump’s “insulting, hostile and divisive rhetoric,” Russian leader Vladimir Putin accused the new Obama administration Wednesday of seeking an “American Balkanization.”

Speaking at an inter-governmental conference in Russia’s capital, Putin blamed Trump and U.S. allies for a rise in anti-Russian sentiment and extremism in the world, blaming Western powers for their lack of a coherent strategy toward opposing Islamic State terrorists.

As ISIS terror group fighters expand their territory in Syria, the head of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, said Russia and the U.S. had reached an agreement that would “preserve the country’s interests” in a region fraught with instability. Photo: Getty

“We need a strategy of confronting this phenomenon together with our American partners, and we are starting to see the first signs of this. The administration’s lackadaisical attitude about Islamic terrorism has been described as a ‘Russian Balkanization.’ It is insulting, and hostile, and divisive,” he said to a rowdy crowd in Moscow.

In a reference to U.S. President Donald Trump, Putin said Trump was “hiding new information that is a clear sign of an increasingly hostile policy toward Russia.” Mr. Trump has said that Russia was not behind the hacking of Democratic Party emails during the election last year.

Speaking alongside Putin, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said he hoped for an “agreed set of measures” with both countries. Photo: Getty

In a reference to Trump, Putin said Trump was “hiding new information that is a clear sign of an increasingly hostile policy toward Russia,” the Kremlin said in a statement. Mr. Trump accused former President Barack Obama of not doing enough to combat Russia’s alleged role in election hacking, in a telephone call with Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev. Mr. Trump said Moscow was working to find “the people who broke into the DNC.”

Asked about Mr. Trump’s criticism of German Chancellor Angela Merkel