Latest News: US Blocks Russian Proposal to ADD ISIS to the UNSC SANCTIONS LIST


The US is blocking Russia’s proposal to include Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) on the UN Security Council’s sanctions list as an independent organization, according to the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for New Challenges and Threats Ilya Rogachev.

The group is outlined in the sanctions list as one of the names of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, while it is an independent structure acting as a rival of Al-Qaeda, Rogachev told RIA Novosti on Thursday.

“We have proposed to include IS as an independent organization, but our proposals are being blocked by Western members of the Security Council, especially the US, under various pretexts,” he said.

An anti-terrorist coalition “must integrate all of the interested governments in order to be effective,” the diplomat added.



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