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UN: Churkin hails UN-led Russian/US resolution to quell IS activities02:13

UN: Churkin hails UN-led Russian/US resolution to quell IS activities

United Nations, New York
December 18, 2015 at 14:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Vitali Churkin described a recently passed resolution by the UN Security Council which aims at targeting the finances of the so called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) as a “really great success,” speaking from New York on Friday.

After the session he said “a detailed resolution was adopted on the initiative of the Russian Federation and the United States.”

Churkin believes that it is “one of the largest resolutions in my memory. Co-sponsors of this resolution will be several dozen states. So it's really a great success.” Despite both Moscow and Washington coming together to pass the resolution, Churkin commented that “the United States resisted. But now they had to agree.”

The UN diplomat said he would like more representatives to speak more openly about “how the oil is traded through Turkey, who are the suppliers of the tankers.” According to him there was “not enough pepper on” the discussions and few discussed Ankara’s “money which is used to supply weapons to ISIS from certain countries”. Some of those countries now lay in what Moscow said was a “channel that exists through some Eastern European countries.”

The finance ministers of 15 countries got together to attempt to come up with a resolution to reduce funding to the militant organisation, which successfully was later submitted and unanimously passed by the UNSC.

UN: Churkin hails UN-led Russian/US resolution to quell IS activities02:13
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Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Vitali Churkin described a recently passed resolution by the UN Security Council which aims at targeting the finances of the so called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) as a “really great success,” speaking from New York on Friday.

After the session he said “a detailed resolution was adopted on the initiative of the Russian Federation and the United States.”

Churkin believes that it is “one of the largest resolutions in my memory. Co-sponsors of this resolution will be several dozen states. So it's really a great success.” Despite both Moscow and Washington coming together to pass the resolution, Churkin commented that “the United States resisted. But now they had to agree.”

The UN diplomat said he would like more representatives to speak more openly about “how the oil is traded through Turkey, who are the suppliers of the tankers.” According to him there was “not enough pepper on” the discussions and few discussed Ankara’s “money which is used to supply weapons to ISIS from certain countries”. Some of those countries now lay in what Moscow said was a “channel that exists through some Eastern European countries.”

The finance ministers of 15 countries got together to attempt to come up with a resolution to reduce funding to the militant organisation, which successfully was later submitted and unanimously passed by the UNSC.

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