UN - Libya must act on weapons threat: News24: Africa: News:
The UN Security Council on Monday called on Libya's interim authorities and neighbouring countries to stamp out the spread of weapons from Muammar Gaddafi's huge stockpile.
Amid mounting fears that militant groups in Africa and beyond could get shoulder-fired rockets and other weapons from the Gaddafi cache, the 15-member council unanimously passed a resolution demanding the clampdown.
Resolution 2017, drawn up by Russia, stressed international fears that the stockpile could cause unrest through Africa's Sahel region and fall into the hands of groups such as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
The resolution called on Libya "to take all necessary steps to prevent the proliferation of all arms", especially man-portable surface-to-air missiles, Manpads.