Libyan FM calls for lifting of arms embargo, following Tripoli terrorist attack


Tripoli Libya's Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala called on the international community to partially lift its arms embargo on Libya, following the terrorist attack on the Foreign Ministry headquarter in Tripoli on Tuesday.

What happened today is a message to the international community to respond to Libya's requests to the sanctions committee for granting exemptions to the supply of certain types of weapons to counter terrorism, Siala said in a joint press conference with Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha in the capital Tripoli.

We insist on pressing and continuing the demand to partially lift the arms embargo. The 'Security Arrangements' cannot be implemented without lifting the arms embargo, the foreign minister said, adding that the international community has to respond to these demands if it has the desire to resist terrorism.

For his part, Interior Minister Bashagha said that Tuesday's terrorist attack on the Foreign Ministry building was carried out by three assailants. He confirmed that two people were killed and 18 others wounded in the incident.

Source: International Islamic News Agency