Libya – Imposition of sanctions against Salah Badi (19 November 2018)

France welcomes the adoption on November 16 by the UN Security Council, on the initiative of France, the United States and the United Kingdom, of individual sanctions against Libyan national Salah Badi, who played a leading role in the recent clashes in Tripoli during which a large number of civilians were killed.

As it did so when it adopted sanctions against Ibrahim Jathran on September 12, the Security Council reaffirms through these sanctions the international community’s commitment in support of the continuation of the political process in Libya, as well as its full support for the mediation efforts of Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General Ghassan Salamé to implement a political solution, in accordance with the commitments made in Paris on May 29 and in Palermo on November 13 by the key Libyan players.

France supports all initiatives within the framework of UN mediation which contribute to stabilizing the country and to the holding of democratic elections in the spring, in accordance with the wishes of the Libyan people. As such, it will continue to support, together with its various partners, the adoption of sanctions against individuals and entities that pose a threat to Libya’s peace, stability and security, and which obstruct the political process, in accordance with UNSCR 2213.