U.S. Ambassador Hails United Nations Security Council Resolution Calling for Eradication of Da’esh Safe Havens

U.S. Ambassador Stuart Jones praised recently passed United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 2249, stating that the resolution calling on UN Member States to eradicate ISIL’s safe havens in Iraq and Syria is “a significant and welcome development” in the campaign to degrade and ultimately defeat the terrorist group. The Ambassador remarked further that the resolution confirms “what the Iraqi people have known from the very beginning – Da’esh is a brutal, barbaric enemy that must be defeated.”

In remarks delivered during the UN Security Council vote on the resolution, U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Michele J. Sison noted that the 65-member Coalition has been working closely with Iraq “to degrade ISIL’s capabilities and achieve its lasting defeat.” Ambassador Sison went on to welcome the resolution’s “resolute call on all states to take all necessary measures in compliance with international law to counter ISIL and the Al-Nusrah Front,” adding that “through global solidarity and cooperation, ISIL and its ideology will be defeated.”

Unanimously adopted on November 20, UN Security Council Resolution 2249 condemns “in the strongest terms” ISIL and the Al-Nusrah Front and declares that ISIL’s terrorist attacks abroad “constitute a global and unprecedented threat to international peace and security.”