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U.N. Security Council blacklists ISIS [EU Vote Unanimous For Arming Kurds]
Al Arabiya (With AFP and Reuters) ^ | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Staff writer, Al Arabiya News

Posted on 08/15/2014 12:35:44 PM PDT by GonzoII

The United Nations Security Council took aim at Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria on Friday, blacklisting six people including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) spokesman and threatening sanctions against those who finance, recruit or supply weapons to the insurgents.

The 15-member council unanimously adopted a resolution that aims to weaken ISIS and al Qaeda's Syrian wing Nusra Front, Reuters reported.

ISIS has long been blacklisted by the Security Council, while Nusra Front was added earlier this year. Both groups are designated under the U.N. al Qaeda sanctions regime.

EU ministers agreed Friday to back the arming of beleaguered Iraqi Kurd fighters by key bloc member states, a diplomat told AFP.

"This is strong and sends the desired political message," the source said after foreign ministers from the 28-nation EU met for more than three hours to achieve unanimous approval for the shipment of weapons to forces fighting Islamic State jihadists.

Meanwhile, Canada is sending two military cargo planes to Iraq to help deliver weapons to Iraqi Kurds who are battling Islamic militants, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Friday.

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TOPICS: Canada; Egypt; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: canada; egypt; eu; europeanunion; iran; iraq; isis; israel; kurdistan; kurds; lebanon; nato; peshmerga; russia; stephenharper; syria; un; waronterror; yazidi; yazidis
The World against Isis....interesting.
1 posted on 08/15/2014 12:35:44 PM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

Looks like Obama has been check mated.


2 posted on 08/15/2014 12:41:53 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: GonzoII

RE: EU Vote Unanimous For Arming Kurds

What about Baghdad?


3 posted on 08/15/2014 12:54:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: GonzoII

You know you’re evil when even the vile thugs at the UN ostracize you.


4 posted on 08/15/2014 1:05:07 PM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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To: GonzoII

Blacklist ISIS?

Why only ISIS and not also Boko Haram and all of Islam?

After all, each member studies the same book that commands them to kill infidels, and anyone who is not a muzzie is considered an infidel.

Do the UN wait until the muzzies follow through to what they are taught?


5 posted on 08/15/2014 1:12:52 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: GonzoII

What could / would the U.N. actually do, especially if the U.S. probably won’t do much?


6 posted on 08/15/2014 1:20:34 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: GonzoII
The World against Isis....interesting.

It's called "leading from behind".

Way, way, way behind.

7 posted on 08/15/2014 1:24:55 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> The 15-member council unanimously adopted a resolution that aims to weaken ISIS and al Qaeda’s Syrian wing Nusra Front... ISIS has long been blacklisted by the Security Council, while Nusra Front was added earlier this year. Both groups are designated under the U.N. al Qaeda sanctions regime. EU ministers agreed Friday to back the arming of beleaguered Iraqi Kurd fighters by key bloc member states... Meanwhile, Canada is sending two military cargo planes to Iraq to help deliver weapons to Iraqi Kurds who are battling Islamic militants, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Friday.

Thanks GonzoII.

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8 posted on 08/16/2014 10:51:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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