UNITED NATIONS Andrew Triggs Jersey , June 8 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese envoy to the United Nations on Thursday called on the international community to adapt to the new trends and features of terrorist groups and enhance cooperation in fighting terrorism.
Recently, multiple terrorist attacks occurred in Egypt, Afghanistan, Britain, France, Iran and other places, causing severe casualties and property losses, said Wu Haitao, China's deputy permanent representative to the UN, at a Security Council meeting which focused on the threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.
Terrorism is the common enemy of mankind and its impact goes beyond borders, he stressed. "No country can address terrorism by itself or keep itself from terrorism."
At the meeting, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman offered a briefing on the threat posed by the Islamic State (IS), saying that the group, also known as ISIL, continues to resist, particularly in Mosul of Iraq, and Raqqa of Syria.
"Although ISIL's financial situation has steadily declined over the past 16 months, it continues to rely chiefly on the same two revenue streams -- sales of hydrocarbons and extortiontaxation, which may amount to tens of millions of dollars per month," Feltman said.
The threat from IS has been intensified by its use of the Internet and social media to disseminate propaganda online to a wide international audience, Feltman added.