UN chief makes surprise visit to Libya
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday (November 2nd) made his first visit to Tripoli since the fall of Moamer Kadhafi, AFP reported.
"The United Nations stands ready to support the Libyan people [with] elections, a new constitution, human rights, public security and the control of weapons," Ban said after meeting with National Transitional Council officials. Talks covered "public security and the need to secure the arsenals of the previous regime, particularly stocks of shoulder-fired missiles and chemical and biological weapons", he said.
The trip, which had not been announced for security reasons, included a visit to a mass grave and a meeting with families of people killed by Kadhafi forces.
In related news Wednesday, International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said the ICC was still negotiating a possible surrender of Moamer Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam.
The ICC "has received questions from people linked to Seif al-Islam on the legal requirements relating to his possible surrender," Moreno-Ocampo told the UN Security Council.
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