Security Council warns of civil war in Côte d'Ivoire

The Security Council is calling on parties to the Côte d'Ivoire conflict to resolve their differences peacefully to avoid a resurgence of civil war.

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The Security Council was briefed on Thursday regarding the situation in the country where violence has escalated between supporters of Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara.

Former President Laurent Gbagbo’s has refused to step down, despite being defeated in last year’s presidential run-off election.

The Security Council President for March, Ambassador Ambassador Li Baodong of China, says Council members condemn the violence against civilians carried out by both parties to the Ivorian conflict.

“The members of the Security Council remain deeply concerned about the recent escalation of violence in Côte d’Ivoire, especially Abidjan following reported attacks on civilians, including women. They express their concern about the risk of a resurgence of civil war and urge all parties to show utmost restraint to prevent it and to resolve their differences peacefully.”

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