UNSC summit in 2005- File photo_ courtesy of the While House
CAIRO – 21 September 2017: The United Nations Security Council has adopted a new international resolution regarding investigating the Islamic State (IS) group on its crimes in Iraq and other places where severe crimes have been committed, Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zaid said Thursday.
It was added that the comprehensive perspective of countering terrorism internationally requires to question those who support and back terrorism, not only who directly implement it.
A team also will be formed to collect evidence of IS crimes to help the council in its investigation, according to the statement.
“This resolution is a real and strong message that represents the international community’s determination to counter and fight terrorism,” the statement stated.
Abu Zaid has affirmed that the Egyptian delegation was very keen to discuss everything regarding the resolution with the Iraqi representatives to guarantee Baghdad’s government sovereignty and independence.
The new international resolution has labeled IS crimes as a severe violation of human rights and a direct threat to international peace and security.