UAE officially denies ownership of US weapons found with Haftar’s forces in Libya
The United Arab Emirates has denied ownership of weapons found in Libya’s Gharyan city after Khalifa Haftar’s forces have been defeated in there by the forces loyal to the Government of National Accord, a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said on Tuesday.
The statement added that UAE reaffirms its commitment to the United Nations’ security council resolutions on sanctions and arms embargo.
“The UAE also urges all parties to de-escalate tensions and to re-engage in the UN’s political process,” the statement said.
A United States democratic senator has demanded an investigation into reports that US-made weapons have been found at a base of forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar in Gharyan city after it has been seized by the Libyan Army of the GNA.
GNA announced last week that its forces found the weapons at a base they captured from Haftar’s forces in the strategic town of Gharyan, south of the capital Tripoli, last week.
Four Javelin anti-tank missiles packed in wooden crates marked “armed forces of the United Arab Emirates.” were among the seized weapons.