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Published on August 19, 2014
Press briefing by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesman (excerpts)

Paris, August 18, 2014

Islamic State – UN Security Council resolution

France welcomes the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2170 on 15 August.

This resolution, which we and our partners have been advocating for weeks, sends a strong political message from the international community.

Reflecting the Security Council’s unanimous stance on the threat to international peace and security posed by groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State, it condemns the terrorist acts and abuses committed by these groups in Syria and Iraq, condemns all trade with these groups – notably in the area of oil – that allows them to fund their operations, calls on states to take the necessary measures, including the freezing of assets, to suppress the flow of foreign fighters, and places sanctions on six individuals linked to al-Qaeda and directly involved in the recruitment of these fighters.

France reiterates its full support for Iraq in its fight against terrorism and emphasizes the importance of an inclusive political solution that respects all communities. It is vital for the new Prime Minister, Mr al-Abadi, to form a government that meets this objective as swiftly as possible. (…)./.

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