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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Egyptian draft resolution on Libya circulated by Jordan in the Security Council

The Security Council,

Reaffirming its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations,

Reaffirming that terrorism in all forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivations, whenever and by whomever committed, and remaining determined to contribute further to enhancing the effectiveness of the overall effort to fight this scourge on a global level,

Reaffirming the need to combat by all means, in accordance with Charter of the United Nations and International law, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, stressing in this regard the important role the United Nations plays in leading and coordinating this effort,

Reaffirming its determination to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and international law, Daesh (also known as ISIL) and Al-Qaida splinters and affiliates everywhere, and urging all Member states to actively cooperate in this regard. 

Emphasizing that sanctions are an important tool under the Charter of the United Nations in the maintenance and restoration of international peace and security including countering terrorism, and underlining the importance of prompt and effective implementation of relevant resolutions, in particular Security Council resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011) as key instruments in the fight against terrorism,

Recalling its Resolutions 1267 (1999), 1373 (2011), 1989 (2011), 2161 (2014), 2170 (2014), 2174 (2014), 2178 (2014), 2195 (2014) and 2199 (2015),

Recalls the resolution of the Council of League of Arab League on Libya no.7852 dated on 15 January 2015.

Reaffirming the independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Libya,

Deploring the terrorist acts being committed by Daesh, Ansar Al Sharia and all other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities perpetrating terrorist activities in Libya  or associated with Al-Qaida in Libya, in particular the recent cowardly and heinous kidnapping and murdering of a number of Egyptian citizens,

Noting with concern the continued threat posed to international peace and security by Daesh, Ansar Al Sharia and all other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities perpetrating terrorist activities in Libya or associated with Al-Qaida in Libya, including in Southern Libya and reaffirming its resolve to address all aspects of that threat,

Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,

1.Condemns all terrorist acts being committed by Daesh, Ansar Al Sharia and all other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities perpetrating terrorist activities in Libya or associated with Al-Qaida in Libya, and emphasizes in this regard the need for a comprehensive approach to fully combat them;

2. Stresses the necessity of the full implementation of the related Security Council Resolutions on Daesh, Ansar Al Sharia and all other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities perpetrating terrorist activities in Libya or associated with Al-Qaida in Libya, in particular Resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011), 2161 (2014), 2170 (2014), 2174 (2014), 2178 (2014), and 2199 (2015);

3. Calls on Member States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and International Law, threats to international peace and security in Libya caused by terrorist acts and in coordination with the legitimate government in Libya emanating from the   House of Representative (herein after referred to as the government of Libya); 

4. Emphasizes the necessity to provide support and assistance to the legitimate authorities in Libya, namely the House of Representatives and the government of Libya {as requested by the Libyans}, particularly by providing the Libyan government with the necessary security assistance; and stresses the necessity for all the militias controlling Tripoli to withdraw from the capital thereby allowing the return of the legitimate government to its national capital in Tripoli,

5. Recalls paragraph 12 of Resolution 2174 (2014) in which the Council affirms its readiness to review the appropriateness of the measures contained in this resolution, including strengthening, modifying, suspending and lifting of the measures and decides that the measures contained in paragraph 8 of the resolution shall no longer apply to the government of Libya. 

6. Condemns any attempt to supply, sell or transfer of arms and related materiel, including related ammunition and spare parts to non-state actors or entities in Libya, other than the government of Libya and directs the Committee to present to the Security Council within 30 days recommendations towards an enforcement mechanism in this regard.

7. Expresses strong support for the efforts of the government of Libya forces, and efforts of other members of the international community acting with the consent of and in coordination with the Libyan government, to combat terrorism in Libya;

8. Commends the efforts undertaken by the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in his quest for a political solution to the Libyan ongoing crisis.

9. Expresses its support to the United Nations led national dialogue between the House of Representatives, the Government of Libya, and the non- violent Libyan parties, and calls upon them to engage constructively with the initiative by the Special Representative of the Secretary General with the purpose of forming a national unity government, and commends their continued participation in the dialogue;

10. Recognizes the important roles of the African Union , the League of Arab States and Libya's neighboring countries with regard to finding a peaceful solution to the crises in Libya and commend their efforts in countering the threats to international peace and security posed by Daesh, Ansar Al Sharia and all other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities perpetrating terrorist activities in Libya or associated with Al-Qaida in Libya; 

11. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.
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