France remains mobilized in the fight against terrorism (02/12/2015) [fr]
Adoption of resolution 2199 on the financing of terrorist groups in Syria and in Iraq - Explanation of vote by Mr. François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations - Security Council - 12 February 2015
France was severely struck by terrorist attacks in January. Far from laying us low, the attacks have strengthened our resolve to fight terrorism in all its forms, and to develop the international means and instruments available to do so. Yesterday, the presence of French Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira and her presentation to the Counter-Terrorism Committee clearly illustrated our determination. Our co-sponsorship of resolution 2199 (2015) is yet another demonstration thereof.
Following upon resolution 2170 (2014), the text we have just adopted strengthens the obligations incumbent upon States, including in the following fields. It condemns all trade, direct and indirect, in particular of oil and associated materials, with the targeted terrorist individuals and entities, under pain of sanctions. States will have to inform the competent United Nations committee of any transfer on their territory of oil or associated materials to or from those groups. The resolution condemns the destruction of cultural heritage, including religious heritage, in Syria and Iraq. States will have to take measures to prevent the illegal trafficking of cultural goods, including archeological artifacts. It condemns the kidnapping and exploitation, including sexual exploitation, of women and children.
For all these reasons, France will remain mobilized in the fight against terrorism at all levels, be it military, a political solution to the conflict, or financial.