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Libya: Security Council condemns ongoing violence and its use to pursue political gains

23 July 2014 – The United Nations Security Council today condemned once again the continued violence in Libya, including the fighting around Tripoli International Airport, and reaffirmed that violence must not be used to pursue political goals.

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The countries of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States of America have issued the following statement:

Libya is undergoing severe stresses as it strives to establish the foundations of a modern democratic state against challenges to its security, ongoing violence, and institutional weakness.  The current conflict over Tripoli International Airport is further increasing division and mistrust among Libyans and undermining efforts to establish security and institutional …

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Foreign Affairs Minister Urges 15-Member Body To Take Situation Seriously ‘before It Is Too Late’

Fighting between rival brigades in Libya’s capital and airport represented a sharp escalation that had forced withdrawal of United Nations staff and was threatening the country’s political transition, the world Organization’s top envoy to the country told the Security Council this morning.

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