Security Council extends mandate of UN Mission in Iraq for one year
New York (IINA) � The Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) until 31 July 2018. It also called upon the Iraqi government to continue providing security and logistical support to the UN’s presence on the ground.
Unanimously adopting a resolution, the Council also decided that the UNAMI and the secretary general’s special representative would, at Iraq’s request, continue to pursue their mandate, outlined at the time of the previous mandate extension in 2016, according to UN News.
In doing so, the Council took into account a 14 June 2017 letter from Iraq’s Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. In the letter, the government of Iraq reaffirmed UNAMI’s important role, particularly given that Iraqi security forces are about to rid Iraq of the terrorist gangs of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) and to wipe them out once and for all.
Source: International Islamic News Agency