Extension of the mandate in Iraq for a new year
Tarikh التحریر:: 2016/7/26 8:06 • 96 time its read
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The UN Security Council adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq "us" for a whole year until 31 July 2017.
The resolution drafted by the United States was "deeply concerned about the current security situation in Iraq and the continued presence of terrorist groups and the threat posed by these groups especially ISIS and associated armed groups."
He called the Council's decision carries the number 2299 "all political entities in Iraq to intensify efforts to overcome divisions and inclusive political process and timely in order to consolidate the Iraqi national unity and strengthen the sovereignty and independence of the country.
The Council resolution urged the Iraqi Government to "continue to strengthen governance and institutional reform with a view to raising the standard of living of citizens including by combating corruption and promoting human rights and the rule of law and improving the conditions of women especially affected from ISIS.
The resolution also urged the Government to "accelerate efforts to support stability and sustainable development in order to create conditions conducive to the return of refugees and displaced persons voluntarily, durable safeguard their dignity and their intrusion".
Security Council resolution condemned the destruction of Iraq's cultural heritage and especially by ISIS, including deliberate destruction of places and religious monuments.
The resolution expressed the readiness of the Security Council to impose sanctions on more individuals, groups, undertakings and entities who support the Islamic State.
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq [us] established under Security Council resolution 1500 of 14 August 2003 and was due to expire last extension for its end of July a decision on extension for a full year.