Published: October 11, 2019
The U.N. envoy for Libya said he hoped an international conference next month would produce a Security Council resolution committing foreign powers to stopping an escalating proxy war and an accelerated mechanism to enforce an arms embargo.
It will seek to rally key external players to halt increasingly flagrant violations of a U.N. arms embargo and pressure their allies inside Libya to commit to a cease-fire and a new political process.
Salame said a U.N. panel of experts that monitors the embargo was investigating dozens of violations, and that foreign interference that was "even more blatant" than before included possible or potential use of foreign mercenaries and operators of foreign-supplied drones.
Haftar launched his campaign on April 4 during a visit to Libya by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, 10 days before a national conference at the center of a peace process planned by Salame was due to take place.