At the international conference in Berlin on January 12, 2020, the leaders of eleven countries had promised to respect the embargo on arms supplies to Libya, torn apart by the civil war. Ghassan Salamé, the UN envoy at the meeting, believes that the agreements were not respected at all.
Before the Security Council this Thursday, January 30, 2020, Ghassan Salamé denounced the continuous violations of the commitments made in Berlin by the international community to stop the interference and the arms deliveries to the belligerents.
He also deplored “military reinforcements” in both camps: the forces of Marshal Khalifa Haftar, a strong man from the East whose ambition since April is to conquer Tripoli, and those of Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the Government of National Union (GNA) recognized by the UN. A situation that risks sinking the country again into a deadly confrontation despite all the measures taken during the meeting in Berlin.