Britain says Libya needs unity government before arms embargo change




 
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February 20th, 2015  
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Topic: Britain says Libya needs unity government before arms embargo change


By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday that Libya needed a unified government before the United Nations Security Council could change an arms embargo in order to better equip Libya's military to combat Islamic State and other militants. The United States also believes "a political solution, one that is non-intervention, is the right path forward," said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki, adding that Washington supports the current arms embargo. Council member Jordan had circulated a draft resolution to the 15-member body on Wednesday, obtained by Reuters, that would remove conditions on the import of weapons by Libya's government and push for it to be supplied "necessary security assistance." "The problem is that there isn't a government in Libya that is effective and in control of its territory.




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