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UAE: UN puts arms transfers to Libya under the spotlight

While Abu Dhabi vociferously protests about Qatar’s alleged destabilising influence on the region and its backing of radical groups, the UAE and Saudi Arabia have been implicated as suppliers of arms and other equipment into Libya, in contravention of a United Nations arms embargo A report delivered to the UN Security Council (UNSC) on 1 June by the Panel of Experts on Libya details how the fractured North African country’s political crisis has been exacerbated by armed conflict, which is being fuelled by illegal arms flows.

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