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    UNSC Adopts Resolution Extending Illicit Crude Oil Shipment From Libya

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    UNSC extended the ban on crude oil shipment from the Libyan territories controlled by the institutions not related to country's Government of National Accord.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) The UN Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday unanimously adopted Resolution 2278 extending the ban on crude oil shipment from the Libyan territories controlled by the institutions not related to country's Government of National Accord.

    "The Security Council… Condemns attempts to illicitly export crude oil from Libya, including by parallel institutions which are not acting under the authority of the Government of National Accord," the resolution reads.

    According to the resolution, the UNSC called on Libya's Government of National Accord to inform the international community about illicit oil trade in order to take measures against oil smugglers.

    It was added in the resolution that the UNSC decided to extend the measures imposed by UNSC resolution 2146, which was adopted in 2014 and prohibited illicit shipment of crude oil until July 31, 2017.

    Libya has been in a state of turmoil for years after the Arab Spring protests in early 2011 led to a civil war and the overthrow of long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi.

    In December, Libya’s rival governments (the internationally-recognized Council of Deputies based in Tobruk and the Tripoli-based General National Congress) agreed to create the Government of National Accord and end the political struggle.

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