UN July 20. /TASS/. The UN Security Council expanded sanctions against terrorist groups “Islamic state” and “al-Qaeda” (banned in Russia), including in the black list of eight individuals and organizations involved in illegal activities. The corresponding resolution proposed by the United States, was adopted on Thursday unanimously .

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The 33-page document that includes three applications, it is emphasized that “terrorism constitutes a threat to international peace and security” and combating “requires collective efforts at the national, regional and international levels based on respect for international law and the UN Charter”.

According to the document, in the sanctions list, which currently has more than 250 individuals, groups and organizations associated with the Islamic state and “al-Qaeda” will be added four more names. It is wanted in Russia Malik Gali Barkhanoev and Murad Margoshvili irakliyevich involved in the fighting in Iraq and Syria in the composition of terrorist groups, and two Indonesians, one of whom Bahron Naim – is considered the organizer of the terrorist attacks in Jakarta on 14 January 2016.

In addition, the list will be supplemented by two financial institutions – Selselat al Thahab Exchange Money in Iraq and Hanifa Money Exchange Office in Syria, cooperating with the IG, and two operating in Syria factions: “Jaish Khalid Ibn al-Walid” and “Jund al-Aqsa”. The militants in February 2014 participated in the massacre of civilians of the village of Maan, inhabited mainly by alawites – followers of the sects of Islam to which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In accordance with the resolution of the financial assets of individuals and entities included on the sanctions list, are frozen, in addition, subject to the prohibition on overseas travel and arms embargo.

SB adopted the document combines the provisions of several resolutions on fighting terrorism. In particular, it emphasizes the need for the suppression of financing of groups and organizations included in the lists of the UN and share information about individuals involved in terrorist activities. The resolution also urges countries to “be vigilant in the use of information and communication technologies for terrorist purposes”, to prevent recruitment to the ranks of the rebels and to resist the propaganda of extremism and incitement to violence on the Internet.

Not taken into account all the wishes of Russia

Following the vote, Deputy permanent representative to the UN Vladimir Safronkov said that the adoption of the resolution made “a very important step towards strengthening the anti-terrorist regime.” “Now all States, without exception, requires complete and faithful implementation of the provisions of this important decision of the Security Council of the UN, double standards may not be the place,” the diplomat said.

At the same time, he expressed deep regret that the text “not fully taken into account the concerns of the members of the Security Council”, including not reflected in the proposal of the Russian Federation on the introduction of a comprehensive ban on any economic and trade ties with the territories controlled by ISIS. “You should be aware that terrorists are engaged in widespread cross-border smuggling of hydrocarbons and other commodities. Illegal business monthly brings them tens of millions of dollars, the money sent by the terrorists to purchase arms and ammunition, which complicates the use of force,” – said Safronov. According to him, the Russian side will continue to press for the introduction of this and other measures “aimed at the full financial and logistical isolation of terrorist groups”.

In turn, the permanent representative of China Liu Jieyi, who is Chairman of the UN security Council in July, called for more coordination countries in the fight against terrorism. “We hope that States and the UN Secretariat will strictly implement the resolution and to continue to cooperate with the Committee [of the UN security Council on ISIS and al-Qaida], we all together could ensure the effectiveness of the sanctions regime,” – said the diplomat. On the enhancement of international cooperation insisted other speakers, including British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, who noted that mentioned in the resolution adopted by the terrorists include individuals from Russia and Indonesia. According to him, this suggests that responding to threat “requires a global response”.