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EU condemns attacks on Libya’s cultural heritage


TRIPOLI – The European Union (EU) has condemned repeated attacks against monuments of cultural heritage and infrastructure across Libya, the country’s media reported on Wednesday.

The spokesperson of the High Representative for EU foreign policy, Catherine Ray, said in Tripoli.

According to Libyan media reports, Ray issued the statement in reaction to the disappearance of the Gazelle Statue from Tripoli.

Ray said that the statue’s disappearance had sparked resentment in European and international cultural spheres.

She said that its disappearance had added to global frustration about the endless acts of violence among the civilian population of Libya in spite of efforts being made toward reconciliation.

Ray said that the EU strongly condemned the violence and all violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed across Libya, and called on all opposing parties to observe a ceasefire.

She warned that the EU would impose sanctions, in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2174, on the parties and entities perpetrating acts that threaten the peace, security and stability in Libya. (PANA/NAN)

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