May 17, 2016

The UN Plans To Arm One Of Libya’s Governments

Although Libya has three governments, the UN has a clear favorite. After the Vienna talks on Monday, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced the UN Security Council would exempt the Government of National Accord (GNA), aka Libya’s unity government, from the UN’s current arms embargo against the country. The US and other diplomats from the 20+ countries represented at the talks are ready to supply the unity government with specific weapons to counter ISIS, as well as to train the new Libyan government’s presidential guard.

What Does This Mean?

The UN will maintain the arms embargo for everyone else besides the GNA in an effort to make them the sole legitimate authority in Libya, but not everyone is on board. Egypt, still concerned with border security, is reluctant to abandon its support for another Libyan government and their leader Khalifa Haftar, while UAE reportedly provided military vehicles to help Haftar’s assault on Sirte. World powers are gambling on Libya’s divided governments likes a horse race… and, so far, it is going just as bad as you would expect. 

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