The United Nations Security Council on Friday approved a resolution put forth by France for all nations to come together in the fight against the Islamic State and other extremist groups. This is the 14th anti-terror resolution adopted by the body since 1999. According to the resolution, ISIS “constitutes a global and unprecedented threat to international peace and security”, and it needs to be combated by all means. The resolution called for all member states to take “the necessary measures” against ISIS if they were able to do so. The resolution also asked UN member states to prevent and suppress financing terrorism, which several countries have been known to do.
France’s move comes a week after ISIS attacked its capital, Paris, and killed 129 people. The resolution acknowledged the attacks and also the bombings in Beirut, the Russian plane crash in Egypt as well as other ISIS operations in Ankara, Turkey and Sousse, Tunisia.