Libya's Ambassador to UN: We call on the UN to push for disarmament in Libya with sanctions not just statements

Alwasat - Cairo Thu 06 Sep 2018, 12:00 PM
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The Libyan representati to the UN Security Council, Ambassador Elmahdi El-majerbi, called on the United Nations to "disarm Libya", pointing out that the statements alone will not end the crisis in Libya but that there should be "sanctions against those involved."

"It is difficult for any government to exercise its functions in a climate of threats of arms," ​​said the Ambassador in a speech to the UN Security Council on Wednesday. "The events in Tripoli show the size of the security challenges facing Libya."

"The poor economic conditions in Libya are a result of the deterioration of the security situation and the involvement of the armed forces in the state institutions," he said.

"The political bodies that participated in Skhirat did not fulfill their duties and continue their maneuvers," noting that "almost a year has passed since the UN plan was announced and it has not yet been implemented."

The Ambassador called on the Security Council to "urge political parties to implement the United Nations plan to hold elections."

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