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AP Interview: UN envoy warns of missing Libya arms

AP Interview: UN envoy warns of missing Libya arms

The top U.N. envoy to Libya says some weapons depots in Libya have still not been secured properly, and that "much has already gone missing" from unguarded sites.
Ian Martin told The Associated Press on Sunday that it won't be easy to prevent more weapons from being smuggled abroad.
Martin also said it would be difficult to hold elections ahead of schedule, as demanded by some Libyan officials, since the country's interim government has not yet decided what electoral system it wants. Elections are to be held within eight months of the fall of Moammar Gadhafi's regime in October.
Martin said Libya's interim leaders need to "do more, faster" to prevent the mistreatment of detainees by armed militias. The interim government says it still lacks the tools to do so.


Updated : 2020-12-02 15:57 GMT+08:00