WORLD Britain to fully support UN fight against Da'esh, says UK foreign secretary

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Britain to fully support UN fight against Da'esh, says UK foreign secretary

Xinhua

08:53, August 24, 2018

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said here Thursday that Britain will fully support the United Nations' efforts to fight against Daesh (Islamic State).

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Police officers stand on duty by a cordon near to Borough Market in London on June 5, 2017, as they continue their investigations following the June 3 terror attack. British police on Monday made several arrests in two dawn raids following the June 3 London attacks, claimed by the Islamic State group which left seven people dead. (Photo: AFP)

Speaking to reporters before proceeding to preside over a UN Security Council meeting on the threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, Hunt, whose country holds the Council presidency in August, said that "Britain wants to give every support to the UN in its efforts to continue a successful fight against Daesh."

Hunt noted that Britain will also support the UN "to find new ways to prevent the reemergence of the military capabilities" of the terrorist group.

The foreign secretary noted that the military action "has been very successful" in driving Daesh from "practically old territory" in Syria and Iraq.

However, he warned that in spite of the success, the terrorist group has evolved into a terrorist network, which still has "attraction" to followers in many countries.

Cover image: British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt speaks about UK foreign policy and upholding the international order at the US Institute of Peace in Washington, DC, August 21, 2018. (Photo: VCG)

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