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UN Security Council Expresses Concern Over New Violence in Libya

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The UN Security Council on Wednesday expressed their concern over the intensified violence in Libya, and violation of the United Nations premises in Tripoli.

UNITED NATIONS, November 26 (Sputnik) — Amid renewed air strikes in Libya, the UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a Press Statement expressing profound concern.

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"The members of the Security Council expressed their profound concern about the deteriorating situation in Libya and its impact on regional peace and stability," the statement said.

The members of the Security Council also "expressed their full support to Special Representative of the Secretary-General Bernardino León and urged all parties to engage constructively with his efforts to resume an inclusive political process aimed at addressing the political and security challenges facing the country."

On Tuesday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he is "deeply concerned by the violation of the United Nations premises in

that took place on 24 November. Such actions and incitement cannot be tolerated and must cease immediately."

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The members of the Security Council also "strongly condemned the use of violence against civilians and civilian institutions and public intimidation, including of United Nations personnel. They condemned attempts to intimidate and obstruct the proper functioning of Libya's financial institutions."

Threatening spoilers under their resolution 2174, the members of the Security Council in the Wednesday statement "emphasized that the Sanctions Committee is prepared to sanction those who threaten Libya's peace, stability or security or that obstruct or undermine the successful completion of its political transition."

In conclusion, the members of the Security Council "reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Libya."

On Tuesday, in a bid to suppress militias, the Libyan air force launched two airstrikes on an air base in Tripoli.

In a bid to suppress militias, the Libyan air force on Tuesday launched two airstrikes on an air base in Tripoli.

Libya is witnessing these days the most large-scale violence since the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 and the civil war that followed.

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