“On June 5, UN Security Council Committee 1267/1989/2253 on sanctions against #ISIS, #AlQaeda and related individuals and legal entities upheld #Russia's application on amending the data in the #sanctions list maintained by the Committee concerning Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group. Now, the other name of this terrorist group, Hayat Tahrir ash-Sham, is indicated, which it uses to hide amid a broader association of other smaller terrorist groups, which was formally not recorded in the UN Security Council's sanctions anti-terrorist list.
This decision was made possible by the withdrawal of objections to our initiative, primarily from the #UnitedStates, as well as #Britain and #France. #Washington has long resisted this step, apparently based on its own ideas about Jabhat al-Nusra in the wake of the dual policy of the United States on combating terrorism in #Syria. Still, better late than #never.
We welcome this decision by Committee 1267/1989/2253, which means it supports Russia’s policy of resolutely opposing terrorist elements regardless of the fronts they may use to hide, and understands the need to jointly counter the global threat of terrorism without double standards, politicisation or hidden agendas.” http://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/3259090