U.N. Prepares Resolution to Confront Islamic State on Oil and Antiquities

09 Feb 2015 8:58 AM | Anonymous

U.N. Prepares Resolution to Confront Islamic State on Oil and Antiquities

UNITED NATIONS — In a show of unity by the world powers against the Islamic State, the United Nations Security Council is preparing to adopt a legally binding resolution intended to choke the terrorist group’s ability to trade in oil, antiquities and hostages.

The draft resolution, which was scheduled to be discussed by Council members in a closed meeting Friday afternoon, requires all 193 member states of the United Nations to prevent the sale of antiquities from Syria, similar to a measure the Council passed 10 years ago regarding antiquities from Iraq. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/07/world/middleeast/un-prepares-resolution-to-confront-islamic-state-on-oil-and-antiquities.html
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