Security Council ready to impose sanctions on Côte d’Ivoire

The UN Security Council is ready to impose sanctions on people that obstruct efforts to resolve the political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire.

Li-Badong

In a statement issued on Friday, the Council welcomed the decision of African leaders meeting at the African Union in Ethiopia reaffirming Alassane Ouattara poisition as President of Côte d’Ivoire.

The incumbent president, Laurent Gbagbo, is refusing to concede defeat to Mr. Ouattara following last year’s presidential election.

The President of the Security Council Ambassador Li-Badong of China says that Council members called compliance with the decision of the African Union.

“They further affirm their readiness to impose measures, including targeted sanctions, against all parties who obstruct the attempts of a speedy and peaceful resolution of the crisis, further obstruct the work of UNOCI and other international actors in Côte d’Ivoire and commit serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law.”

Meanwhile, Mr Gbagbo has banned United Nations aircraft from Ivorian airspace, a ban which the UN has ignored.

Mr Ouattara, who is currently in Ethiopia, remains under UN protection in Cote d’Ivoire.

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