France, Russia seek UN backing to fight Islamic State

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United Nations Headquarters' General Assembly Building (L) and Secretariat Building (R) in New York City.

France, Russia seek UN backing to fight Islamic State


Both France and Russia are pursuing U.N. Security Council resolutions that seek to unite the international community in combating the Islamic State group, the Associated Press has reported.

But Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin says ignoring the Syrian government in the effort is "weakening the possibility of our joint fight against terrorism." Russia on Wednesday circulated its draft resolution to all 15 council members, and France is expected to circulate its own shortly.

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