Sweden backs resolution against Islamic State

Sweden's Foreign Minister Wallström

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Wallström

Sweden supports the United Nations Security Council’s resolution on ISIL and believes that through it the international community agrees to enhance efforts to prevent and suppress the activities of the terrorist group, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström has said.

In a statement issued on Saturday, she added that “In the fight against terrorism, it is vital to apply a broad approach. In addition to immediate responses, we must also address the root causes. It remains paramount to establish a process for reaching an inclusive and sustainable political solution to the conflict in Syria.”

The security council passed the French-proposed resolution on Friday following a number of terrorist attacks by the group which operates mainly in Syria and Iraq. ISIL, also known as IS (Islamic State), claimed responsibility for the Russian airplane bombing which took more than 200 lives and the Paris attacks in which over a hundred died.