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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 is a senior fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, argues that the 2011 arms embargo remains in […]

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 […]

Mogherini: UN Resolution supports Libya Arms Embargo

Mogherini: UN Resolution enables EU operation to implement arms embargo on Libya EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said the UN adoption of Resolution 2292, authorising inspection of suspected embargo-breaking vessels off Libya’s coast, “will now enable Operation Sophia also to play an important role in implementing the UN arms embargo on Libya.” Since the beginning […]

Companies Investigated for Violating Libya Arms Embargo

By John Lee. The Wall Street Journal reports that a new UN report on the violations of the Libya arms embargo was submitted to the UN Security Council in January. UN investigators claim that two US-based companies broke the embargo in 2011. It also claims that the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Turkey shipped military equipment in […]

Russia Supports Lifting Arms Embargo when Unity Govt Formed

Russia would support a lifting of the UN Security Council’s arms embargo against Libya once the a national unity government begins operating. The Russian Ambassador to Libya, Ivan Molotkov (pictured), told RIA Novosti: “Once the government begins working and when the overall national structures are formed, including its military, then we’ll be ready to support the […]