The United Nations security council has called on all able states to join the fight against Islamic State militants as it agreed to intensify efforts against IS forces in the wake of last Friday’s Paris terror attacks.
On the same day it was confirmed the death toll from the attacks had risen to 130 the council unanimously adopted a resolution drafted by France meaning a redoubling of efforts to prevent further attacks by the group who the UN agreed represent “a global and unprecedented threat toA international peace and security”.
The resolution calls on all countries to use “all necessary measures” against Islamic State in a move that paves the way for future military action.
It is believed the UN vote in support of France could add weight to Prime Minister David Cameron’s push to persuade MPs to back British air strikes in a Commons vote.
Cameron said the UN’s decision was an “important moment” that showed “the world has united against ISIL”.