Guterich calls for implementation of arms embargo in Libya, coinciding with arrival of a Turkish arms shipment to Tripoli

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

NEW YORK – The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterich, renewed the call for all States to implement the arms embargo in Libya.

Preventing the proliferation of weapons is important to calm the current fighting and restore stability in the country, Guterich said.

Guterich expressed his deep concern in a report to the Security Council, which was distributed Friday, stressing that the current military operations in Libya were strengthened through the transfer of arms to the country, including those transferred by sea.

Guterich’s statement coincided with the arrival of a ship carrying weapons and military equipment on Saturday from the Turkish port of Samsun on the ninth of May before arriving in Tripoli.

The ship carries the name “Amazon” and bears the flag of the Republic of Moldova, loaded with military vehicles and various weapons, as shown by pictures and video clip taken at the discharge of the shipment in a port in western Libya.

The pictures showed a similarity between the shipment of the vehicles and the vehicles used by the Turkish army in Hama, northern Syria.

Turkey’s support for terrorist militias in Tripoli is a clear violation of the arms embargo on Libya.

Spokesman of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Major General Ahmad al-Mesmari, announced that Turkey was involved with Qatar in supporting the armed militias in Libya.

Al-Mesmari had confirmed that Turkish Drones were provided to Tripoli militias.


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