UN orders a probe to uncover entities that snuck arms into Libya

UN orders a probe to uncover entities that snuck arms into Libya

September 05, 2016 - 20:46
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The UN envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, said the UN ordered a probe into the arms sneaking into Libya and is investigating the entities behind the arrival of those arms in the country, whether they arrived by sea or land.

“Transparency will be the key of the investigation whose results will be sent to the UN Security Council." Kobler added in a joint presser on Sunday with the Algerian Minister of Maghreb Affairs and African Union, Abdelkader Messahel.

Kobler also indicated that there are 26 million pieces of weapons in the hands of 6 million people, therefore hindering the peace process in Libya, questioning, “Where are they coming from?”

“We welcome the limited US military action in Libya to support the forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos in the Libyan war against IS diehards in Sirte, yet we condition this support with its assistance and usefulness as regards establishing peace in Libya.” Kobler remarked.

Messahel, on the other hand, urged the UN to take a stand and stop the international parties that are impeding the political process in Libya, saying that all Libyan parties should take part in the political dialogue and in forming a national unity government.

“Foreign intervention in Libya is totally rejected here in Algeria because we believe such an intervention will complicate the issue and will do more harm than good.” Messahel added.