Baghdad, 21 November 2015 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš, welcomed the Security Council Resolution on ISIL adopted Friday.
In the Resolution, the Security Council concludes that ISIL constitutes a global and unprecedented threat to international peace and security, notes that it has the capability and intention to carry out further attacks, regards all such acts of terrorism as a threat to peace and security and expresses its determination to combat it by all means.
“The people of Iraq are suffering daily from the terror tactics and ideology of this evil organization and, therefore, this renewed commitment of the international community to fight ISIL and to come to the aid of Iraq, a country in the forefront of the struggle against terrorism, is timely and welcome,” SRSG Kubiš said.
The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2249 (2015), which, among others, “calls upon Member States that have the capacity to do so to take all necessary measures, in compliance with international law, (……) on the territory under the control of ISIL (……), in Syria and Iraq, to redouble and coordinate their efforts to prevent and suppress terrorist acts committed specifically by ISIL (……) as well as ANF (Al-Nusrah Frot), and all other individuals, groups, undertakings, and entities associated with Al Qaeda, and other terrorist groups, as designated by the United Nations Security Council, (……) and to eradicate the safe haven they have established over significant parts of Iraq and Syria.”
The Resolution also “Urges Member States to intensify their efforts to stem the flow of foreign terrorist fighters to Iraq and Syria and to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorism, and urges all Members states to continue to fully implement the above-mentioned resolutions.”