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UN concerned by flow of weapons to warring parties in Libya, spokesman

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

The United Nations is seriously concerned about the influx of arms to Libya’s warring parties in violation of relevant Security Council resolutions, UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters on Tuesday.

“The United Nations is extremely concerned about the increasing reports of weapons and ammunition being supplied to both parties in contravention of relevant Security Council resolutions,” Dujarric said during a press briefing.

The spokesman also noted that although the UN Stabilization Mission’s in Libya (UNSMIL) calls for a weeklong humanitarian truce, clashes have continued in southern Tripoli.

The UNSMIL renews its call for enforcing the truce to enable civilians to move freely and allow humanitarian partners to deliver aid to people trapped in conflict zones, Dujarric added.

On Monday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on all warring parties to commit to a ceasefire in Tripoli. He also urged all foreign actors to stop interfering in the conflict and allow Libyans to resolve it by themselves.

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