Russia has proposed to impose an embargo against the ISIS controlled territories
Against the territories controlled by the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia), shall be entered the trade and economic embargo.
As reported on Thursday, April 6, RIA Novosti, such a proposal was voiced by the Deputy Director of the Department of new challenges and threats Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Dmitry Feoktistov, speaking of the Organization of American States (OAS).
This measure may be applied under article 41 of the UN Charter. “The financial and economic destruction of ISIS requires the effective implementation of resolutions and 2199 2253 of the UN Security Council aimed at strengthening efforts to end illegal support of ISIS and related groups, including the trafficking of oil products, weapons, Antiques,” said Feoktistov.
According to him, the main purpose of these actions is to deprive the extremists of financial aid “by creating the foundations for an international regime”, which would extend to all forms of economic and material support of terrorists. The diplomat stressed that also implied the introduction of the UN security Council for stronger sanctions against violators of the regime.
Feoktistov noted that the most important part of these constraints will strengthen control at the borders of countries neighboring Syria and Iraq.
Also, the Russian representative stated that adherence will be monitored by the UN Committee on sanctions against ISIS and “al-Qaeda” (banned in Russia), and in cases of its violation would be to conduct a thorough investigation
In addition, the Deputy Director of the Department said that as a result of Russian air strikes on positions of ISIS militants revenue from the sale of hydrocarbons in 2016 has been cut in half. “The destruction of the infrastructure of the IG, including 200 oil refineries, and 3 thousand tanks, significantly reduced the financial capacity of the group”, — he said.