Libya's UN mission calls for firm action against Haftar's breaches

Libya's UN mission calls for firm action against Haftar's breaches

February 29, 2020 - 14:46
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Libya's permanent representative to the United Nations, Tahir Al-Sunni has called on the Security Council to urgently take a firm stand towards the ongoing violations by Haftar's militias, saying it constitutes a breach of Security Council resolutions.

This came during his meeting in New York, on Friday, with Belgium’s U.N. Ambassador Marc Pecsteen, the current UN Security Council president, according to the Libyan UN mission on Facebook.

Al-Sunni presented a detailed report, supported by pictures and videotapes, of the latest breaches and violations committed by Haftar's forces on Friday, against the city of Tripoli.

He also called on the UN head to urgently refer these violations to members of the Security Council and to indicate the party responsible.

"This escalation comes to thwart UN and international efforts seeking political solutions to the current crisis, and the Geneva dialogues," Al-Sunni said, emphasizing that the government reserves the right to protect its citizens by all legitimate means.