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Egypt goes against international current with Libya support

Amid accusations that Egypt is sending weapons to Libya in violation of the arms ban, Cairo is still working to convince the UN Security Council to support Gen. Hifter and the Libyan National Army.
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri speaks during a news conference after meeting with representatives from Libya's neighbour states and United Nations' envoy for Libya, Martin Kobler, in Cairo, Egypt January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - RTSWOHO
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CAIRO — Egypt has been accused of violating the ban on the export of arms to Libya. US special envoy to Libya Jonathan Winer said in a BBC interview Jan. 10 that a UN expert committee report containing pictures confirms the existence of evidence that Egypt is sending arms to Libya, but he did not specify the type of arms that are being transferred.

Meanwhile, Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid denied the accusations and said that Egypt is committed to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1970 (2011) and that there are no breaches in this regard.

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