Report: Lebanon to Commit to International Decision on Freezing IS Funding

إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية W460

Lebanon will be committed to United Nations Security Council resolution 2199 regarding the freezing of funding of the Islamic State, al-Nusra Front and other al-Qaida-related extremist groups, reported the daily al-Mustaqbal on Sunday.

Diplomatic sources said that Lebanon is concerned with such a decision “even though it is not a main source of funding of the terrorist groups included in the resolution.”

“Lebanon is committed to all U.N. resolutions, especially those linked to confronting the IS,” they continued.

“Lebanon is among the leading countries that have suffered from the ravages of terrorism,” they stressed.

Resolution 2199 was approved in February to combat terrorism through asset freezes, barring the payment of ransom to such groups, and condemning the destruction of the cultural heritage of Iraq and Syria.

M.T.

Comments 6
Thumb marcus 01 March 2015, 08:30

yeah and what about funding for the islamic resistance?!

Default-user-icon Sam (Guest) 01 March 2015, 10:14

Marcus, I do not support Hezbollah but this is a good thing there is no need to make yourself look like an isis sympathiser by complaining about Hezbollah rather than praising the stance Lebanon is taking

Thumb Elemental 01 March 2015, 18:03

You'd figure they'd work on the funding for them too. They're a foreign group like ISIS to begin with, they both need their funding frozen.

Thumb tric.portugal 01 March 2015, 16:52

"Lebanon will be committed to United Nations Security Council resolution 2199 regarding the freezing of funding of the Islamic State, al-Nusra Front and other al-Qaida-related extremist groups, reported the daily al-Mustaqbal on Sunday."

hariri funds gonna be freeze in Lebanon!!!???

Missing coolmec 01 March 2015, 16:59

@tric
Hariri is not on the list of terrorists. so why should his funds be frozen??

Thumb Elemental 02 March 2015, 08:38

FT's attempt at being a Portuguese person with a 3rd grade education.