Turkey urges Security Council to remind UAE of its duties to international law

Turkey urges Security Council to remind UAE of its duties to international law

July 04, 2020 - 19:53
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Turkey's ambassador to UN Feridun Sinirlioglu accused the UAE on Wednesday of embarking on a campaign to stifle democratic movements in the region, citing Abu Dabi's "excessive ambition" to dominate the wider region resulted in nothing but human suffering," saying Abu Dabi is supporting renegade commander Khalifa Haftar and wants to oust the legitimate UN-recognized Government of National Accord in Libya.

"UAE's actions amounted to war crimes, causing mass civilian casualties and systematic destruction of civilian infrastructure through air strikes," Sinirlioglu said in a letter to the Council and Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

Sinirlioglu said the UAE is using in Libya the same military playbook that it has used in Yemen, which is based on bombing civilians and civilian infrastructure and cooperating with extremist, radical groups.

He said the UN also recorded systematic violations of an arms embargo by the UAE and deployment of mercenaries from Syria, Sudan, Chad and other nations to Libya.