Russia in Talks With UNSC on Draft Resolution on Daesh Funding Curbs

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The Russian envoy to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said that Russia has begun consultations with the UN Security Council members on the draft resolution on implementation of an earlier resolution on curbing the financing of Daesh.

UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – Russia has begun consultations with the UN Security Council members on the draft resolution on implementation of an earlier resolution on curbing the financing of the Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh) militant group, the Russian envoy to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said.

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Cutting Financial Flows, Traffic of Arms Vital to Counter ISIL
In February, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted the Russia-backed resolution 2199, condemning trade with al-Qaeda affiliate the Nusra Front and the Daesh. The resolution calls for prevention of the group benefitting from oil, antiquities and hostages, as well as from receiving donations.

“We are not pleased with how resolution 2199, adopted on our initiative, is controlled and implemented. We would like to toughen this procedure,” Churkin told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.

According to the official, the text of the new resolution is already being discussed with some of the UNSC members.

Russia, having outlawed the Daesh and designated it as a terrorist group, has repeatedly called on the UN Security Council to determine who was buying oil from the militants. Syria has repeatedly accused Turkey of funding the Daesh.

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