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UAE Groups Suspected of Violation of Arms Embargo

By John Lee. UAE-based companies have reportedly shipped nearly 11,000 tonnes of jet fuel to eastern Libya, in a suspected violation of an international arms embargo. According to documents seen by the Financial Times, the shipment, under investigation by a UN panel of experts, had a market value of nearly $5 million when it was […]

EU's Operation IRINI to enforce Libya Arms Embargo

EU launches Operation IRINI to enforce Libya arms embargo The European Union is stepping up its efforts to enforce the UN arms embargo on Libya, thereby contributing to the peace process in the country, through the launch of a new CSDP (Common Security and Defence Policy) military operation in the Mediterranean. The Council today [Tuesday] adopted a […]

New Mediterranean Operation to Implement Arms Embargo

Libya: EU Ministers agree to launch new Mediterranean Sea operation to implement arms embargo EU Foreign Affairs Ministers reached a political agreement at the Foreign Affairs Council, held on Monday 17 February in Brussels, to launch a new operation in the Mediterranean Sea to implement the arms embargo imposed by the United Nations Security Council. […]

Video: Why are Countries Breaking Libya's Arms Embargo?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. A draft UN report accuses foreign nations of worsening civil war. The UN says countries are violating arms embargoes on Libya and worsening the eight-year civil war. A draft report names Jordan, Turkey, Chad, […]

Another Conference on Libya? Enforce Arms Embargo Instead

By John Lee. Convening another conference on Libya is a recipe for continued political stagnation, unless it addresses concretely the issue of illegal arms imports, according to an opinion piece in The Hill. Ben Fishman, a senior fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, argues that the 2011 arms embargo remains in effect […]

Violations of Arms Embargo Endangers 1.2 million Civilians

From Amnesty International: UN arms embargo violations put Tripoli’s 1.2 million civilians in grave danger The lives and security of Tripoli’s 1.2 million civilians hang in the balance as warring parties use a range of sophisticated weapons imported into Libya in contravention of a UN arms embargo, Amnesty International said today as it released a […]

UN Extends Arms Embargo on Libya

By John Lee. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted resolution 2473 (2019) to extend the arms embargo on Libya for another year. The full text of the resolution can be viewed here. (Source: UN)

US-made Military Hardware used in Libya despite Arms Embargo

By John Lee. American military hardware is being used to undermine official US policy in Libya, according to a report in TIME. Jared Malsin writes that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has deployed warplanes manufactured in the US in Libya in violation of a United Nations arms embargo. At least six US-made turboprop planes appear […]