Russia, China block release of UN report criticizing Russia

On Friday, Russia and China blocked the official release of a report by US experts on Libya, alleging that its warring parties and their international backers - including Russia - had been involved in the disputed country. The United States has provided weapons. Alleged violation of the ban.

Russia, China block release of UN report criticizing Russia

Gunter Store, Germany's deputy US ambassador to Afghanistan, said he had raised the issue with the German-chaired Security Council after the two countries' sanctions monitoring committee blocked the release of the report. ۔

"Several delegations have called for the publication of a panel of interim experts," he said. He said that it would require transparency. It will embarrass and embarrass those who openly violate the arms embargo despite the agreements.

Russia and its ally China have once again called for a halt to the release of the report, but diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity because Friday's consultation was’ closed.

Sweater said before the meeting that when asked what Germany could do if Russia and China again blocked the release of the report: "I allow you to assure yourself that I am committed to every transparency. Commit to it. Definitely. "

The report, which was seen’ by the Associated Press earlier this month, said the West was violating the arms embargo by Libya's UN-backed government. Turkey and Qatar have the support of rival forces in the east, led by Commander Khalifa Hifter. By UAE, Russia and Jordan. The panel said the ban was completely ineffective.

Experts say 11 companies also violated the arms embargo, including the Russian private security company Wagner Group, whose panel said Hifter was employed’ between 800 and 1,200 in May. ۔ Were

In addition, experts say that the warring parties and their international backers, together with Egypt and Syria, if they have a reasonable basis for ensuring that military weapons and ammunition are in the cargo , So failed to inspect it, as required by a 2015 Security Council resolution. .

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told a group of journalists at a virtual briefing on Friday that he would not comment on his report, which he had not seen. But he said: "We have heard in the press that many" wild allegations "we deny are" clear ".

In the years following the 2011 uprising, which toppled longtime Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has plunged into further chaos and is now divided’ between two rival regimes in the east and west of the country. Supported by various non-combatants and militias. The powers of the country. In every direction

Tensions in oil-rich Libya escalated when Hifter forces in the Middle East launched an offensive in April 2019 in an attempt to seize the capital, Tripoli. But Hater’s campaign ended in June when pro-US militias seized power in Turkish-backed Tripoli and withdrew their forces from the capital's suburbs and other western cities.

The Security Council adopted a resolution on September 15 calling on all countries to impose a comprehensive arms embargo on Libya and to withdraw all African countries from the North African country. It also expanded the US political mission in Libya and called for political dialogue and a ceasefire, which the United States is fighting for.

One obvious difference for the United States is its failure to replace its former envoy, Ghassan Salami, who resigned in March, largely as a result of a demand for secession from the US job. It was split’ in a resolution passed last week, appointing a special envoy in charge of the US mission to mediate with Libya and international parties to end the conflict. Focus on the appointment of a coordinator. Take care of daily activities.

But finding viable alternatives has proved extremely difficult for all Security Council diplomats.

One possibility is that the current US envoy, former Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov, and US diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the talks were private. But diplomats said three African members of the council - South America, Niger and Tunisia - opposed it because they wanted Africans in the job.

The Security Council requested that in addition to the International Atomic Energy Agency's ongoing inspections in Germany, that it monitor Iran's compliance with "the steps required by the IAEA Board". And we urgently need an agreement on who it will be.


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