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27 August 2014

Ongoing conflict in Syria failure of international community

The number of people killed in Syria is double the number documented a year ago, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay announced, criticising the international community for its failure to stop the ‘killers, destroyers and torturers’ that have torn the country apart. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | More than 191,000 people killed in Syria with ‘no end in sight’ – UN
Source: UN Human Rights | Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights | Pillay castigates “paralysis” on Syria, as new UN study indicates over 191,000 people killed | 22 August 2014

21 August 2014

Security Council approved sanctions against militants in Iraq and Syria

Expressing its ‘gravest concern’ that parts of Iraq and Syria are now under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusra Front, the UN Security Council placed six individuals affiliated with the terrorist groups on its Al-Qaida sanctions list and threatened measures against those who finance, recruit or supply weapons to them. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Adopting resolution, Security Council approves sanctions against militants in Iraq, Syria
Source: UN News Centre | UNSC | SC/11520 | Security Council Adopts Resolution 2170 (2014) Condemning Gross, Widespread Abuse Of Human Rights by Extremist Groups in Iraq, Syria | 15 August 2014

2 July 2014

UN expert panel: weapons from Iran destined for Sudan, in violation of arms embargo

According to a confidential report by the UN Security Council’s Panel of Experts that was obtained by Reuters on 27 June 2014, a cargo of arms that was intercepted by Israel in March, came from Iran and constitutes a breach of the UN arms embargo on Iran. (more…)

Source: Reuters | Exclusive: U.N. experts trace recent seized arms to Iran, violating embargo

12 March 2014

UN envoys: Libya primary source for illicit arms, urgent need for assistance due to increased violence

International assistance is essential to helping Libya through its democratic transition, said Tarek Mitri, the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), in a statement to the Security Council on 10 March 2014. According to Mitri, there has been a ‘dramatic’ increase in violence over the past three months and ‘while the primary responsibility for reining in the perpetrators of this ugly campaign of terror lies with the State, this will only be possible with the concerted efforts by the Government, political, civic and revolutionary forces, aiming at the protection of the civilian population.’ Mitri said that the Libyan people expect the international community to help them with the difficult task of reconstructing the state. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | UN envoy stresses need for support as Libya risks facing ‘unprecedented violence’
Source: Reuters | Libya key source for illicit arms, fuelling conflicts - U.N. envoy

13 September 2013

CIA and US State Department deliver aid to Syrian rebels

The Washington Post reported that in the last few weeks, the CIA has started delivering (light) weapons to rebels in Syria, mainly in order to support fighters that are under the command of General Idriss, the commander of the Supreme Military Council. Separate deliveries (e.g. vehicles) have been made by the State Department. Aid in the form of nonlethal gear (e.g. medical kits and communications equipment) has also been delivered to the Syrian rebels.

Source: The Washington Post | U.S. weapons reaching Syrian rebels

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