Arab and international Since 2017-06-13 at 09:36 (Baghdad time)
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The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted yesterday a resolution extending the arms embargo imposed on Libya for a full year ending on 12 June 2018.
The resolution, drafted by Britain, referred to the need to implement "the previous Security Council resolution 2292 of last year on the strict application of the arms embargo on the seas off the coast of Libya."
Resolution No. 2357, issued under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, authorizing the use of military force for its implementation, stressed that "terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to peace and security".
On June 14, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing the inspection of vessels off the coast of Libya by force.
The resolution allows United Nations Member States and regional organizations, including the European Union, to implement the arms embargo imposed on Libya in consultation with the Government of National Reconciliation and within a one-year period beginning on 13 June 2017.
The resolution includes allowing inspection of ships bound for or coming from and into Libya or in international waters suspected of illegally transporting weapons.
A UN report recently revealed arms smuggling to various parts of Libya by Egypt, the UAE, Qatar, Sudan and Turkey.
In March 2011, the UN Security Council issued its resolution 1970 calling on all UN member states to "prevent the sale or supply of arms and related materials to Libya, including arms, ammunition, military and paramilitary vehicles and equipment and spare parts". Any weapons and related to Libya.
Libya has suffered since the fall of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi on February 17, 2011, from the security and proliferation of weapons, as well as a political crisis.