Libya's Foreign Ministry to file violations of countries supporting Haftar at Security Council

Libya's Foreign Ministry to file violations of countries supporting Haftar at Security Council

May 18, 2020 - 17:35
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday that it would coordinate with relevant authorities to document the violations of countries supporting "putschist Khalifa Haftar's forces" through the weapons and military equipment found in Al-Watiya airbase after being liberated by the forces under the command of the Government of National Accord.

The Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala said in the statement that the violations of Haftar and his supporters will be field at the Security Council and its Libya Sanctions Commission, adding that the Ministry will work with all international powers which advocate for a civilian and democratic state in Libya.

Meanwhile, the spokesman for the Libyan Foreign Ministry Mohammed Al-Giblawi told reporters that the Ministry was documenting evidence of UN arms embargo violations at Al-Watiya airbase, especially the Russian Pantsir Anti-Aircraft System that was given to Khalifa Haftar's militias by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to bring the violators to international justice.

Al-Giblawi said the Ministry informed the Libyan representative at the International Criminal Court to file a lawsuit against the UAE as it took part in the bloodshed in Libya by supporting Haftar with aircraft, military equipment and mercenaries.

He said that documenting evidence of arms embargo violations will be in the best interest of the GNA as it will embarrass Haftar's supporters, especially UAE, Egypt and Jordan, adding that GNA diplomacy managed to distance France from Haftar's support after finding the US Javelin missiles in Gharyan last year.