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U.N. Security Council ups pressure on Islamic State cash flows
February 12, 2015 / 3:12 PM / 3 years ago

U.N. Security Council ups pressure on Islamic State cash flows

NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) - 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. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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