US to lead UN Security Council meeting on terror financing

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew speaks during the Financial Inclusion Forum at the Treasury Department in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2015US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will chair a first-ever summit of the finance ministers of the UN Security Council this month, to discuss combating terror group finances, the Treasury said Friday. There will be a particular focus on the jihadist Islamic State group. The December 17 meeting at the United Nations in New York is expected to adopt a resolution designed to choke off terror groups’ sources of finance, the Treasury said in a statement.

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