The Address | Benghazi – Libya
NEW YORK – The United Nations Security Council has failed again to pass a resolution on Libya during a closed session today; instead a press statement was released calling for a commitment to a ceasefire and return to U.N.-led mediation.
“The United Nations Security Council called on all parties to the Libya conflict on Friday to commit to a ceasefire and return to U.N.-led mediation,” said Indonesian U.N. Ambassador Dian Triansyah Djani, president of the 15-member body for May.
Clashes erupted in Tripoli between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and militias of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) after LNA launched a military operation in the capital on April 4. LNA’s operation aims to eliminate militias and terrorist groups that dominated the capital since 2011.
The GNA has urged United States’ President Donald Trump to stop foreign support for LNA’s operation.