The Islamic State (IS) militants have seized $440 million by breaking into a bank in Mosul, northern Iraq.
During a visit to New York, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jafari has accused some countries of funding IS and revealed that the insurgents recently seized $440 million from a bank in Mosul.
Al-Jafari confirmed, “IS has succeeded in recruiting Iraqi youths because of political deficiencies in the country.”
Al-Jafari also said that his government has demanded that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad accept a political solution to the crisis in Syria, “and he has agreed.”
“We believe that the United Nations’ Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura is able to find a political solution to the crisis.”
Al-Jafari also condemned foreign intervention in Yemeni affairs and asked Saudi Arabia to let the people of Yemen solve their crisis.
IS militants have seized thousands of million dollars in cities they control, and looted cash from banks in Mosul when they attacked the city last June.