By Libya Herald Reporters.
Tunis, 2 July, 2015:
The United Nations Security Council has urged acceptance of the latest peace accord and warned . . .[restrict]that it was still prepared to sanction those who blocked political transition.
Even though Russia and China last month vetoed attempts to sanction two named individuals, pleading more time was needed to study the proposed asset freezes and travel bans, last night’s warning would seem to indicate that for Moscow and Beijing, sanctions are not ruled out in any circumstances.
The Security Council said it was ready to act against “those who threaten Libya’s peace, stability and security or that undermine the successful completion of its political transition”.
It gave unqualified backing to UNSMIL chief Bernardino Leon and Draft Five of the Peace Accord. It welcomed last week’s negotiations in Morocco and urged rapid agreement and signing of the deal.
It praised “the efforts made by all participants in the political dialogue and other tracks of the peace process, including civil society contributions, local-level ceasefires, prisoner exchanges and the return of internally displaced persons”.
There could be no military solution to the crisis. Endorsement of the latest proposals was in the interests of the Libyan people. They would end the political, security and institutional crises and confront the rising threat of terrorism.
Anticipating the creation of a unity government, the Security Council urged UNSMIL to press on with plans to coordinate international assistance for its support.