WASHINGTON — United Nations experts are now saying that Libya is now a central hub for the transfer and sales of illegal arms, which includes shoulder-fired missiles.
Reuters reported that these illegal arms have been moved to at least 14 countries and are the basis of fueling violence on several continents.
In a briefing of the United Nations Security Council, Rwandan Ambassador Eugene Gasana (who serves as the chair of the U.N. Security Council’s Libya sanctions committee) said that the Libyan government has not been able to control the flow of arms within their country.
This comes as the Libyan parliament voted to send a special force to free rebel-held ports to help restart the flow of oil tankers and oil revenue into the country.
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