France asked the UN Security Council Thursday to authorize countries to “take all necessary measures” to fight the Islamic State group after the jihadists claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks.

A draft resolution presented to the 15-member council called on UN member states to “redouble and coordinate their efforts to prevent and suppress terrorist acts” committed by ISIS and other extremist groups linked to Al-Qaeda.

The French draft resolution does not provide any legal basis for military action and does not invoke chapter seven of the UN charter that authorizes the use of force. […]