- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

At the behest of President Obama, the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution Wednesday to crack down on would-be terrorists from traveling to foreign conflicts around the globe.

The council unanimously approved a resolution to “prevent and suppress” recruitment and travel of militant fighters to conflicts such as in Syria, where the U.S. estimates about 15,000 militants have traveled from as many as 80 nations to join the Islamic State terrorist group.

“These terrorists believe our countries will be unable to stop them,” Mr. Obama told the 15-member council. “The safety of our citizens demands that we do.”

The resolution calls for countries to share more information about the travel and activities of foreign terrorist fighters and to stop their movements across international borders.

Mr. Obama said the resolution will only be as good as the commitment of governments to enforce it.

“Promises on paper cannot keep us safe,” he said. “The words spoken here today must be matched and translated into action, into deeds.”

The move comes as a terrorist splinter group in Syria reportedly beheaded another hostage, a French citizen.

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