Libyan UN Mission asks UN to probe situation in Libya

09:30, February 22, 2011      

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The Libyan UN Mission on Monday called on the UN Human Rights Council and the International Criminal Court to conduct an investigation into the current situation in the North African country.

The statement came as Ibrahim Dabbashi, the Libyan deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, was speaking to the reporters at the seat of the Libyan UN Mission in mid-town Manhattan, New York City.

"We are not resigning. We are the Libyan Mission, we are representing the Libyan people, we do not belong to the Quaddafi regime," Dabbashi said.

The Libyan Mission staff were standing behind Dabbashi when he was briefing reporters of the key points of a statement in Arabic, which he said was hastily prepared and there was no time to translate into English. The staff members are representing the east, west, south and middle of Libya, Dabbashi said.

Answering the press question, Dabbashi said he did not know the whereabout of the Libyan permanent representative to the United Nations at the moment, and did not know either what the NO. 1 Libyan diplomat would comment on his statement.

Source: Xinhua

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