Putin a bigger threat than IS says McCain

US senator John McCain believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to world security than the Islamic State terror group.

Senator McCain is in Australia as part of a tour of the Asia-Pacific region to discuss security issues.

He has told the ABC  he views President Putin as the most important threat, more so than Islamic State.


“I think ISIS can do terrible things and I worry a lot about what is happening with the Muslim faith.”

“But it’s the Russians who tried to destory the very fundamental of democracy and that is to change the outcome of an American election,” Mr McCain said.