UN Security Council ups pressure on Islamic State cash flows

NEW YORK – The United Nations Security Council on Thursday banned all trade in antiquities from war-torn Syria, threatened sanctions on anyone buying oil from Islamic State and al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front militants and urged states to stop kidnap ransom payments.

The 15-nation council unanimously adopted the Russian-drafted resolution, which is legally binding and gives the council authority to enforce decisions with economic sanctions. It does not authorize using military force.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4626070,00.html

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