Tags: libya | weapons

UN Official: Libya Weapons Proliferation 'Major Concern'

Sunday, 04 Sep 2011 11:00 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

TRIPOLI — The proliferation of weapons in Libya is a serious issue and the country's new rulers need to start the process of elections soon if they are to keep their commitment to building democracy, the United Nations Secretary-General's special adviser on Libya said on Sunday.

"Proliferation of weapons is a major concern," the adviser, Ian Martin, said on a visit to Tripoli. "It's a matter of moving from the current situation in which there are many people with weapons who are fighting in this conflict to one where there is a single public security force and the kind of proper state army that didn't exist in Libya in the past," he told Reuters in an interview.

"The National Transitional Council has made strong commitments to proceed along a democratic path and has made clear it would like United Nations assistance in that area and although elections may be a little way ahead that needs to begin soon to keep the commitment that they have made."

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Democrats Seek to Punish Companies for Fleeing High US Corporate Rates

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 15:12 PM

Corporations that move their tax domiciles abroad would be denied federal contracts under legislation offered on Tuesday . . .

Report: US-Russia Trade Increased After Sanctions

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 13:51 PM

The Obama administration's economic sanctions aimed at punishing Russia for its involvement in the Ukrainian conflict ma . . .

Lawmakers Prepare Resolution Against Obama Over Bergdahl Swap

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 13:34 PM

A deal is near from both sides of the political aisle on a resolution directed at President Barack Obama's deal to relea . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved