U.N. Security Council Passes Libya Resolution Mandating Cease Fire

The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution mandating a multinational effort to oversee a ceasefire in Libya. The resolution calls for a ceasefire without preconditions and an immediate end to the supply of arms to both sides. It passed by a vote of 14-0; Russia abstained. There is little expectation the warring sides will respect the resolution. The he UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) is backed by Turkey, while Egypt and the UAE back forces under Libyan general Khalifa Haftar, leader of the Libya National Army. Reported by The Guardian. Read more…

Meanwhile, U.N. Deputy special envoy for Libya Stephanie Williams says the U.N.-backed arms embargo has become a joke. She also warned that that Libya’s financial situation is rapidly going downhill. Both warring sides have ignored international appeals. Reported by The Guardian. Read more…