Russia: US, Turkey Failed To Report ISIS Oil Smuggling To UN

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Russia reports US and Turkey to UN for failing to report illegal ISIS oil smuggling operation

Russia have accused Turkey and the U.S. of failing in their obligations to inform the UN Security Council about illegal ISIS oil smuggling. 

Failing to inform the UN on such a serious issue is against the UN resolution on financing terrorism, a Russian UN envoy said. reports:

“We’ve got serious complaints about the implementation of [UN] resolution (#2199, banning financing of the terrorist organization),” Vitaly Churkin told RIA Novosti news agency.

“Under Resolution 2199, adopted on our initiative in February, countries are obliged to provide information (about financing terrorists) to the Security Council – if they have such information. That means the Americans had to provide such information, and of course Turkey, which should have reported any illegal [oil] trade going on there. They didn’t do it,”Churkin said.

“We’ve just been to the Pentagon and two several star generals were telling us about (US-led) coalition actions. I asked them a very simple question: you’ve been flying there for a year, we’ve been there for two months and already provided many photos showing that oil is smuggled through the Turkish border.

Didn’t you know about it? They must have known, and if they did, they should have reported it to the Security Council,” the Russian UN envoy told RIA Novosti in an interview.