UN / LIBYA ATTACK REAX

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) “strongly condemned the attack on the Tripoli’s seaport by the Libyan National Army” on the 18 of February, a UN spokesperson said Wednesday in New York. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 19 FEBRUARY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Exterior shot, flags at the UN Headquarters

19 FEBRUARY 2020, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press room
3. Cutaway, reporters
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5. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“The Libyan Government of National Accord yesterday notified the UN mission UNSMIL of its decision to pause its participation in the ongo-ing Joint Military Commission talks in Geneva. And that was following the attack on Tripoli’s seaport as I mentioned by the Libyan National Army on the 18 of February. The UN mission strongly condemned the attack on the Tripoli’s seaport by the Libyan National Army and the Mission has reiterated its call on all parties to respect the truce, to de-sist from escalating the conflict and from targeting civilians and vital infrastructure. UNSMIL hopes to resume the second round of the joint military commission talks. The Special Representative Ghassan Sala-mé is in contact with the GNA’s leadership in Geneva and Tripoli as well as with international partners and member states to maintain the momentum.”
6. Med shot, spokesperson at the podium
7. Cutaway, reporter asking question
8. Zoom out, end of press conference

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) “strongly condemned the attack on the Tripoli’s seaport by the Libyan National Army” on the 18 of February, a UN spokesperson said Wednesday in New York.

In his brief to reporters, Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said that following the attack on Tripoli’s seaport by the Libyan National Army, the Libyan Government of National Accord “notified the UN mission UNSMIL of its decision to pause its participation in the ongoing Joint Military Commission talks in Geneva.”

“The UN Mission strongly condemned the attack on the Tripoli’s seaport by the Libyan National Army,” said Haq. “The Mission has reiterated its call on all parties to respect the truce, to desist from escalating the conflict and from targeting civilians and vital infrastructure,” he read in a statement.

A second round of Joint Military Commission talks aimed at reaching a ceasefire between Government’s forces and the forces loyal to general Khalifa Haftar from eastern Libya was underway in Geneva when the news of the shelling of the Libyan capital’s seaport broke, prompting the Libyan Government of National Accord delegation to pause its participation in the talks.

“UNSMIL hopes to resume the second round of the joint military commission talks,” read Haq. “The Special Representative Ghassan Salamé is in contact with the GNA’s leadership in Geneva and Tripoli as well as with international partners and member states to maintain the momentum,” he ended.
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