UN Security Council renews arms embargo on Cote d'Ivoire, extends sanctions

09:14, April 29, 2011      

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The UN Security Council on Thursday adopted a resolution to renew an arms embargo on Cote d' Ivoire and extend targeted sanctions against former strongman Laurent Gbagbo and members of his inner circle until April 2012.

The resolution, adopted unanimously by the 15-member Council, renewed an arms embargo first imposed in 2004 and a ban on diamond imports by any state from the West African country.

After a months-long post-electoral crisis that left close to 500 people dead and up to 1 million displaced, Cote d'Ivoire is undergoing a period of political transition.

The political deadlock came to an end on April 11 with the arrest of Gbagbo by forces loyal to the UN-certified president- elect Alassane Ouattara.

The resolution also extended individual sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes, on Gbagbo and his entourage.

In an address to the Council on Thursday, Cote d'Ivoire's UN envoy Youssoufou Bamba welcomed the resolution as necessary "to consolidate the end of the state of belligerence, from which Cote d'Ivoire has suffered over the past for months."

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
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