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UNSC may impose sanctions on Libya

November 27, 2014 at 2:36 pm

UN Security Council members expressed their “profound concern” over the deteriorating situation in Libya and its impact on regional peace and stability, warning of the possibility of imposing sanctions.

In a press statement issued last night, the Council recalled Resolution 2174, which was adopted in August and which condemns the use of violence against civilians and civilian institutions, and confirmed that the Sanctions Committee is prepared to sanction “those who threaten the peace, stability or security in Libya or those who obstruct or undermine the successful completion of its political transition,” UNA news reported.

According to the official UN website, the Council renewed its strong commitment to the “sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity” of Libya, noting that there can be no military solution for the current crisis.

The members of the Security Council expressed their complete support for Bernardino Leon, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

The Council members urged all parties to engage constructively and cooperate with Leon in order to resume an inclusive political process aimed at addressing the political and security challenges facing the country.

In addition, it strongly condemned the ongoing human rights violations in Libya, as well as the use of violence against civilians and civilian institutions and intimidating the public, including UN personnel.