UN envoy to Libya responds to Haftar: I’m not biased and Security Council will sanction arms embargo violators

Salame met Haftar in eastern Libya [Photo: UNSMIL- Archive]
The UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame told France 24 in a Tuesday interview that he has never been and will never be biased in the Libyan conflict, responding to Khalifa Haftar’s accusation made in an interview with Le Journal du Dimanche on Sunday.

Salame said his mission (UNSMIL) and the UN Security Council will keep on working until those violating arms embargo and humanitarian law are named, shamed and sanctioned in Libya and their regional and international supporters.

The UN envoy added that he is very keen on the unity of Libya and that his briefing at the Security Council was right; that Libya is on the verge of a civil war and division.

He indicated that he made contact with Haftar after the latter had accused him of bias and of harboring intentions for partition of Libya.

“I have talked to Haftar and he told me he wants to continue to be the mediator until a solution is reached in Libya.” Salame remarked.

All Libyan warring parties have been provided by regional and international supporters with weapons and the UN Security Council must act and sanction those violators.

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