Members of the United Nations Security Council vote on a resolution about the ongoing crisis in Iraq at United Nations headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York August 15, 2014. The United Nations Security Council took aim at Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria on Friday, blacklisting six people including the Islamic State spokesman and threatening sanctions against those who finance, recruit or supply weapons to the insurgents.

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The UN Strikes Back at ISIL's Black Economy

August 23, 2014, Luay Al-Khatteeb

UN Security Council adopts resolution 2170, expanding the range of retaliatory measures against ISIS associated individuals. the cumulative effect of its resolutions recognizes the long term threat posed by ISIL which was addressed by Obama.

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