UN to support Libya transition
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is discussing a proposal from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for a three-month UN support mission to Libya, the UN News Centre reported on Friday. The three-month support mission would aim at restoring public security, promoting political dialogue and national reconciliation, and establishing an electoral system.
According to Ban's envoy to Libya, Ian Martin, a draft resolution to establish an integrated UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is expected on Monday.
"The proposals of the Secretary-General are for a support mission that would be initially mandated for a three-month period that would give us the opportunity both to bring in personnel, to provide some initial advice and assistance in the areas that the Libyans have identified, but at the same time, continue a discussion with them to plan longer-term UN support," Martin told reporters in New York.
Meanwhile, International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo requested that Interpol issue a Red Notice for the arrest of Moamer Kadhafi, Seif Al-Islam and Libya's intelligence chief, Abdullah Al-Senussi. According to the ICC, the Interpol notice seeks the provisional arrest of a wanted person court based on an arrest warrant or court decision.
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