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Canadian Company Supplied Armored Vehicles to Libya Despite UN Arms Embargo

Sputnik News

19:09 11.08.2016

Canada-based Streit Group reportedly shipped dozens of armored personnel carriers to Libya despite the UN embargo.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Streit Group was criticized by the United Nations in 2012 for shipping 131 military vehicles to Libya. However, according to the shipping documents obtained by the CBC News broadcaster, it also sent at least 79 Typhoon and Spartan patrol vehicles to the country in 2014.

The broadcaster stressed that another shipment was seized by Greek patrol ships in 2015.

The documents show that the sales were carried out through several middlemen. At least one US and three United Arab Emirates companies purchased the vehicles before "donating" them to local warring factions.

The UN Security Council imposed arms embargo on Libya in February 2011, after the country became political unstable. It requires all UN member states to prevent the sale or supply of arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment and spare parts, to the country.


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