UN demands full compliance with Libya embargo after report describes breaches

04 December 2019

The UN Security Council (UNSC) on 2 December released a statement demanding total compliance with an arms embargo on civil war-torn Libya, amid concerns of multiple violations by Jordan, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

According to the UNSC statement, released by US representative Kelly Craft, council members "expressed particular concern" that weapons were being supplied to the warring factions in Libya.

In a briefing to the UNSC, Ghassan Salamé, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, described breaches of the arms embargo, which was imposed by the UNSC in 2011 in Resolution 1970.

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