Libya requests ending arms embargo to fight ISIS

February 18, 2015 22:52

UNITED NATIONS - Libya called on the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday to lift an arms embargo on the country and help it build its army so it can tackle Islamic State and other extremist groups.

"Libya needs a decisive stance from the international community to help us build our national army's capacity and this would come through a lifting of the embargo on weapons so our army can receive material and weapons so as to deal with this rampant terrorism," Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Dayri told the council.

The Libyan government is allowed to import weapons and related materiel with the approval a UN Security Council committee that oversees and arms embargo imposed in 2011.

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