UNITED NATIONS (Web Desk) – The UN Security Council (UNSC) has authorised countries to “take all necessary measures” to fight the Islamic State group or Daesh that attacked Paris last week.
The UNSC passed a resolution that won unanimous backing.
The French-drafted resolution asks all UN member states to “redouble and coordinate their efforts to prevent and suppress terrorist attacks” committed by Daesh and other groups linked to Al-Qaeda.
In a statement, Foreign Minister of France Laurent Fabius said that the resolution showed the world’ s resolve to fight IS militants.
He said, “It is now important for all countries to commit themselves in a concrete manner to this fight, either through military action, the search for political solutions or the battle against terrorist financing.”
The resolution does not provide any legal basis for military action and does not invoke chapter seven of the UN charter that authorizes the use of force.