The Russian draft recalls that such engagement constitutes financial support for entities designated by the
It expresses "grave concern" over the access to and seizure of
It warns that the oilfields and related infrastructure, if controlled by terrorist organizations, generate one of the main sources of income for terrorists which supports their recruitment efforts and strengthens their operational capability to organize and carry out terrorist attacks.
It finally encourages all Member States to take "necessary measures" to prevent their nationals and entities from engaging in any commercial and financial transactions related to Syrian crude oil, and calls upon them to cooperate closely should any information on such activity be available to them.
Council members are examining the text, diplomats said. (end) sj.tg
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