UN Security Council places ISIS Khorasan operating in Pakistan and Afghanistan on sanctions list
KABUL - United Nations Security Council has included Daesh’s Khorasan branch on its sanctions list.
The UN said the militant group has carried out dozens of terror attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“In accordance with paragraph 13 of resolution 1822 (2008) and subsequent related resolutions, the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee makes accessible a narrative summary of reasons for the listing for individuals, groups, undertakings and entities included in the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List,” the UNSC said in a statement on Tuesday.
“All groups which are fighting against the Afghan security forces, in our perspective, they are terrorists, and those which have a role in destabilizing Afghanistan are also terrorists.
We welcome the move by the UN to put the terrorists on its backlists and we hope that this process will continue so that no terror group is able to operate freely,” said Sibghatullah Ahmadi, spokesman to Afghan Foreign Ministry.