UN Security Council demands Malian rebel groups cut all ties to terrorist organizationsListen /
Determining that the situation in Mali constitutes a threat to international peace and security, the UN Security Council, acting under the enforcement provisions of the Charter of the United Nations, demanded that Malian rebel groups cut off all ties to terrorist organizations, notably Al-Qaida in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and associated groups, and take concrete and visible steps to this effect.
The Council urged the transitional authorities of Mali, to finalize a transitional roadmap through broad-based and inclusive political dialogue, to fully restore constitutional order and national unity, including through the holding of peaceful, credible and inclusive presidential and legislative elections;
It also urged the transitional authorities of Mali to expeditiously put in place a credible framework for negotiations with all parties in the north of Mali who have cut off all ties to terrorist organizations, notably AQIM and associated groups including the Movement of Unity and Jihad in West Africa -MUJWA.
The Council also condemned the circumstances that led to the resignation of the Prime Minister and the dismissal of the Government on 11 December 2012; reiterated its demand that no member of the Malian Armed Forces should interfere in the work of the Transitional authorities and expressed its readiness to consider appropriate measures, as necessary, against those who take action that undermines the peace, stability, and security, including those who prevent the implementation of the constitutional order in Mali.
Donn Bobb, United Nations.