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    State Dept Has No Plans to Present Data on Daesh Oil Trade in Turkey to UN

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    US State Department spokesperson announced that the US does not have any plans to present Treasury Department’s information to the UN Security Council related to Daesh oil trade in Turkey.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States does not have any plans to present Treasury Department’s information to the UN Security Council related to the Islamic State (ISIL, or Daesh) oil trade in Turkey, US State Department spokesperson John Kirby told reporters.

    "I know of no such plans," Kirby stated on Monday when asked if the United States would present data on Daesh shipments of oil flowing into Turkey to the UN Security Council.

    On Friday, US Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Adam Szubin called on Turkey to help stem the flow of financial assets across its porous borders, including Daesh black market oil.

    Kirby argued that because some of the oil crosses the border into Turkey does not mean that Ankara is complicit in Daesh oil trade.

    Earlier on Monday, Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin told RIA Novosti that the United States and Turkey should have notified the UN Security Council about Daesh smuggling oil over the Turkish border as stipulated in a UN resolution passed in February.

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