UN Security Council Approves ISIS Resolution

President Obama chaired the committee meeting


The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution demanding countries toughen their laws to prevent the flow of foreign fighters to terror groups like the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The 15-0 vote was held with President Obama chairing the committee, only the second time a U.S. president had done so and only the sixth time heads of state had participated in such a meeting.

"I called this meeting because we must come together as nations and as an international community to confront a real and growing threat of foreign terrorist fighters," Obama said.

"The historic resolution we just adopted enshrines our commitment to meet this challenge," he added.