China blocks release of UN report against Russia

United Nations , Sept 26:

Russia and China blocked the official release of a report by UN experts on Libya that accused its warring parties and their international backers — including Russia — of violating a UN arms embargo on the conflict-wracked country, UN diplomats said Friday.

Germany’s deputy UN ambassador, Gnter Sautter, said he brought the issue to the Security Council after the two countries blocked the report’s release by the committee monitoring sanctions on Libya, which Germany heads.

Many delegations have asked for the publication of the panel of experts’ interim report, he said. This would create much needed transparency. It would contribute to naming and shaming those who continue to blatantly violate the arms embargo in spite of agreements that have been made.

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