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Libyan Interim Government condemns Iran’s support to terrorist militias by providing weapons

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

BENGHAZI – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Libyan Interim Government condemned what Iran did by supporting armed militias through the port of Misurata to fight the Libyan National Army (LNA).

A statement issued by the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that an Iranian ship called Sahar E-CORD “of Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), which is listed on the US sanctions list, set off from the Syrian port of Latakia to the port of Burgas, Bulgaria, from 18 to 20 April 2019 and arrived at the port of Misurata in the afternoon of April 23, 2019.

The ship was loaded with light and heavy weapons, explosives and more than 20 thousand missiles to support the terrorist militias fighting the Libyan National Army and to discourage combating terrorism and eliminating terrorist groups.

The Foreign Ministry condemned in the strongest terms the hostile actions by Iran in supporting terrorism in Libya by providing terrorist groups with weapons and equipment to fight the Libyans and destabilize the security and stability of Libya, neighboring countries and the world.

The Foreign Ministry also called on all allied and friendly countries to stop the flow of arms and foreign terrorist fighters through air and sea ports and to stand with the will of the Libyan people and their armed forces to get rid of terrorism.

The ministry confirmed its support for the LNA in its war on terrorist militias to rid the capital of terrorism and its domestic and international supporters.

The ministry pointed out that it will not delay in filing lawsuits before the local and international courts to prosecute them, stressing that it stands with the will of the Libyan people and its armed forces until the end of the national battle to rid the country of terrorist militias, criminal gangs and chaos of arms.

At the end of its statement, the Foreign Ministry called on the international community and the Security Council to lift the arms embargo on the Libyan Army Forces in order to eliminate terrorism.

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