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Bogdanov, discussed with Iran's Ambassador to Palestine and Libya

The special representative of the President of Russia on the Middle East and Africa, Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, discussed with Iran's Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali prospects of settlement of the Palestinian problem and finding a solution to the conflict in Libya, said the foreign Ministry.

Bogdanov took Jalali on July 9 at his request.

The Egyptian army has carried out tactical exercises West of the country

The Egyptian armed forces held a tactical military exercise in the Western military district, said the army of the Arab Republic.

The exercise, codenamed "Commitment 2020" held in the Western military district of Egypt, in the area Qabr-of Gabis 60 kilometers from the border with Libya.

Nebesa rejected the accusations against Russia about intervention in Libya

The dissemination of false information on military intervention of Russia in the Libyan conflict, the acting special representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya Stephanie Turco Williams is unacceptable, said Russia's permanent representative at the organization Vassily Nebenzia at the meeting of the UN security Council on the situation in Libya.

"Mr. President, today we once again heard allegations of military involvement of our country in Libya. We have stated repeatedly that in the zone of hostilities in Libya there are no Russian soldier. As there is no any reliable data about Russian citizens who have participated in armed clashes in Libya," - said Nebenzia.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Egypt announced the return of the IG* in Libya

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Egypt Sameh Shukri, speaking Wednesday at a meeting of the UN security Council, said the return to Libya of militants* .

"I am very concerned that the militants IG* re-emerged in some cities of Western Libya, especially in Sabratha. I therefore take this opportunity to reiterate that member States of the organization have a responsibility to fight terrorism in Libya," - said the Minister, the words quoted his press service.

Nebesa urged the UN Secretary General to appoint a special envoy for Libya

Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia called on the UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres not to delay the appointment of a new special representative for Libya.

According to the Ambassador, the situation in Libya is further compounded by the resignation of the former special representative of the UN Secretary General Hassan Salaam. "The place of the special representative of the Secretary General on Libya remained vacant for four months. This situation undermines efforts for a peaceful settlement in Libya," - said Nebenzia at the meeting of the UN security Council.

Maas reminded of the sanctions for violation of the arms embargo against Libya

Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas said that the violators of the arms embargo against Libya are threatening targeted sanctions.

"While the whole world closed its borders and was placed in isolation, ships, planes and trucks loaded with weapons and mercenaries have continued to arrive in the Libyan city. Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to stop this cynical nonsense," said Maas at a meeting of the UN security Council.

The UN Secretary General spoke about the creation of a demilitarized zone in Libya

The UN mission to support Libya (UNSMIL) is making efforts to de-escalate in the country, including in order to create a possible demilitarized zone, said at a meeting of the UN security Council, NATO Secretary-General antónio Guterres.

According to him, should be used all the possibilities to overcome the political impasse.

Guterres said of the unprecedented foreign interference in Libya

The level of foreign intervention in the conflict in Libya has reached an unprecedented level, he said at a meeting of the UN security Council, NATO Secretary-General antónio Guterres.

"The conflict has entered a new phase of foreign intervention is reaching unprecedented levels, including the delivery of high-tech equipment and the number of mercenaries involved in the fighting," said Guterres.

Lavrov assessed the situation in Libya

USA should not prevent the UN Secretariat in the appointment of the special envoy for Libya, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

As the Minister said, after the resignation of UN special envoy for Libya Hassan Salaam to find a replacement fails for six months. Was offered several candidates for this post, but for some reason none of them was adopted, Lavrov said.

Lavrov: Russia expects UN to settlement in Libya

Russia expects the UN to be more active within Libyan settlement, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

"With regard to the role of the UN and the need for its revitalization, Yes, we want the UN's role was more active. Unfortunately, I think soon it will be six months as special representative of the Secretary-General Ghassan salamé, shortly after the Berlin conference, resigned, and still the UN Secretary-General Mr. (Antonio) Guterres cannot appoint a replacement to Mr Salaam," said Lavrov after talks with foreign Ministers of the Troika of the African Union (DRC, Egypt, South Africa) format video.

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