The UN Security Council is likely to continue to organize a dialogue in Iraq and Syria because of the continuing conflict and the complex challenges that threaten stability, as well as a mechanism that conceals some elements.
On Thursday evening, the Security Council held an open discussion session on "discussing the seventh report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the threat posed by an international organization to international peace and security and the efforts of the United Nations to support Member States in its fight against it."
The meeting was held at the request of Britain, which holds the rotating presidency of the Council's work for August. It was chaired by British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who stressed to members of the Council the need to "take a unified stand against terrorist threats posed by extremist groups."
In its report, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterich, warned that "a daunting organization continues to pose a serious challenge to international peace and security, inter alia, its transformation into a clandestine network, the activities of its regional groups and the complex threat of returning foreign terrorist combatants Transporters and their families. "
During the open session, members of the Security Council heard a report on the report presented by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Counterterrorism Bureau, Vladimir Voronkov, who said that "the report indicates that the so-called suitorous succession has suffered significant losses, but the organization remains of serious concern" .
"In general, there are more than 20,000 supporters in Syria and Iraq, some are actively involved in fighting while others are hiding among communities and urban areas sympathetic to them," Voronkov said.
"The core of the organization in Syria and Iraq is likely to continue in the medium term, because of the continuing conflict and the complex challenges to stability," the UN official acknowledged.
"The presence of members of Da'ash in Afghanistan, Southeast Asia, West Africa, Libya and, to a lesser extent, Sinai, Yemen, Somalia and the Sahel," he warned.
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