Presidential Council demands the UN Security Council include Khalifa Haftar on sanctions list

Alwasat - Cairo Wed 16 Oct 2019, 10:27 PM
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Libya's Presidential Council on Wednesday called on the UN Security Council to include the Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar, on the list of sanctions committee established by resolution 1970 of 2011.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a request to the Security Council, saying that Haftar "planned and carried out its aggression against Tripoli, and violated international human rights law through the actions of his forces against innocent citizens."

The ministry added in its letter to the President of the Security Council that the continuation of "airstrikes carried out by Haftar's forces on a daily basis on crowded civilian neighborhoods," was a violation Law 22 (a) of Security Council resolution 1970, in addition to  paragraph 4 (a) of Resolution No. 2174 of 2014.

It statement concluded that "Haftar forces carried out attacks on civilian airports, launched attacks on a number of government facilities and institutions operating under the supervision of the internationally recognized Government of National Accord." Which would also violate paragraph 4 (b) of Security Council resolution 2174 of 2014.

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