2014-12-30 10:04:00

Russian Foreign Ministry urges all countries to outlaw Islamic State

Moscow, December 30, Interfax - The Russian Foreign Ministry has called on all countries to follow Russia's example and recognize the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra as terrorist organizations.

"The Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation calls on all states that have not yet done so to follow Russia's example and include the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and Jabhat al-Nusra in their national terror lists, banning their activities as envisaged by appropriate decisions of the UN Security Council," the ministry said in a commentary, published on its website.

"Placing the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra on the Russian list of terrorist organizations is a fundamental step aimed at implementing the principles of UN Security Council resolutions," it said.

"Russia played a very proactive role in the drafting and the adoption of these resolutions and insists on their unconditional implementation," the ministry said.

On December 29, the Russian Supreme Court branded the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and Jabhat al-Nusra as terrorist organizations, upholding a lawsuit filed by the Russian Prosecutor General's Office.

The activity of these organizations in Russia is now outlawed, they will be added to a special register and any involvement in their activity will be subject to criminal liability.