UN Chief Urges Countries to Enforce ISIL Sanctions

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged countries to enforce an international arms embargo and economic sanctions on the Takfiri ISIL terrorists.

UN Chief Urges Countries to Enforce ISIL Sanctions

In a report to the UN Security Council on the world body's political mission in Iraq, obtained by Reuters, Ban described the rapidly deteriorating security situation fueled by the extremists as "deeply worrisome."

“Member states must meet their obligation to implement and enforce the targeted financial sanctions, arms embargo and travel ban imposed on ISIS (ISIL),” the UN chief wrote.

The so-called “Islamic State” was previously called the “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL).

“I strongly condemn the upsurge of violence at the hands of [ISIL] and its supporters and call on (UN) member states, including Iraq's neighbors, to come together and support Iraq in its fight against terrorism,” Ban wrote.

“Terrorism must not be allowed to succeed in steering Iraq away from its path towards stability and democracy.”

Ban said reports of mass executions and other grave rights abuses by the ISIL were "extremely disturbing."


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