CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

UN Security Council renews sanctions on Liberia for another year

12-15-2011 09:40 BJT Special Report:Libya in Post-Gaddafi Era |

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Wednesday extended by another year a set of sanctions on Liberia including its arm embargo and travel ban on individuals that threaten the West African country's peace process.

In an unanimously adopted resolution that was drafted by the United States, the 15-member UN body decided "for a period of 12 months from the date of adoption of this resolution," to renew the travel ban and arms embargo.

The set of sanctions was set to expire on Dec. 16.

In the resolution, the council also decided to renew the mandate of the Panel of Experts that monitors the implementation of the measures for another year.

The council requested the panel to conduct two follow-up assessment missions to Liberia and neighboring areas in order to investigate and compile a mid-term and a final report on the implementation, as well as any violations of measures on arms.

The council also reiterated its commitment to the Kimberley Process which is a mechanism established to keep "blood diamonds" from reaching world markets.

Also speaking at the Council, chairman of the Security Council Committee concerning Liberia, Lebanese UN Ambassador Nawaf Salam, voiced the commitment of the committee to "successfully discharge its mandate."

He said that the region "still faces considerable challenges," and highlighted the Security Council's "serious concern" over the lack of progress with regards to the implementation of the assets freeze and demanded the government of Liberia to make "all necessary efforts to fulfil its obligations."

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program