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UN: Resolution on combatting IS financing passed by UNSC02:20

UN: Resolution on combatting IS financing passed by UNSC

United Nations, New York City
December 18, 2015 at 19:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

The UN Security Council unanimously backed a resolution calling to break financial assistance to the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and other militant groups in Syria and Iraq, with Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the UN Bashar Jaafari confirming the news in a New York presser, Thursday.

In a bid to limit the IS' source of revenue, Jaafari said the resolution "emphasise(s) the prevention of supporting and financing the terrorists of ISIL and al-Nusra front, as well as other terrorist entities and individuals affiliated with Al Qaida." He added the document also "call(s) for the combatting of foreign terrorist fighters and preventing the trafficking of oil and looted antiquities."

The Syrian spokesperson went on to stress the necessity of "the Security Council to carry out its responsibilities as required and to tolerate no more the fact that some well-known governments support and finance terrorism that targets the Syrian state and the Syrian people."

IS reportedly generate up to $500m (461,467,470) a year through oil sales. However, trafficking routes outside of the country continue to suffer damages as the Syrian Army make gains with the help of Russian airstrikes in territories previously held by IS.

SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV

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The UN Security Council unanimously backed a resolution calling to break financial assistance to the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and other militant groups in Syria and Iraq, with Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the UN Bashar Jaafari confirming the news in a New York presser, Thursday.

In a bid to limit the IS' source of revenue, Jaafari said the resolution "emphasise(s) the prevention of supporting and financing the terrorists of ISIL and al-Nusra front, as well as other terrorist entities and individuals affiliated with Al Qaida." He added the document also "call(s) for the combatting of foreign terrorist fighters and preventing the trafficking of oil and looted antiquities."

The Syrian spokesperson went on to stress the necessity of "the Security Council to carry out its responsibilities as required and to tolerate no more the fact that some well-known governments support and finance terrorism that targets the Syrian state and the Syrian people."

IS reportedly generate up to $500m (461,467,470) a year through oil sales. However, trafficking routes outside of the country continue to suffer damages as the Syrian Army make gains with the help of Russian airstrikes in territories previously held by IS.

SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV