Libya asks UN Security Council to lift arms embargo

Libya`s foreign minister asked the UN Security Council on Wednesday to lift an arms embargo on his country to allow the internationally backed government to fight jihadists.

United Nations: Libya`s foreign minister asked the UN Security Council on Wednesday to lift an arms embargo on his country to allow the internationally backed government to fight jihadists.

"Libya needs a decisive stance from the international community to help us build our national army`s capacity and this would come through a lifting of the embargo on weapons so that our army can receive material and weapons so as to deal with this rampant terrorism," Mohammed al-Dairi told the 15-member council.

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