EU: Attack on Tripoli threatens international security.

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2019-05-14 16:31:00

Brussels, 14 May 2019 (Lana) EU considered the military attack on Tripoli and its surroundings and consequent escalation represents a threat to international peace and security and harms stability of Libya. This came in a statement adopted by member states foreign ministers in Brussels Monday after they discussed the situation in Libya with the UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame. The Foreign ministers called on Libyan parties to distance themselves from terrorist and criminal elements engaged in fighting and individuals implicated in war crime including those individuals which names are on UN list. The EU called on all parties to work for cease-fire immediately and collaborate with the UN for the compete cease of hostilities. They also called on the belligerents to protect civilians including refugees and immigrants and facilitate the access of humanitarian assistance for all those who needed it. The EU reminded that attacks on populated areas could amount to war crime and whoever violates international humanitarian law must be hold to account. =Lana=