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Sep 13, 2016 | International actors

In response to the LNA’s takeover of the ports in the oil crescent on 11 September, the UN Envoy to Libya, the EU and the governments of USA, Britain, France, Germany, Spain and Italy all issued statements on 12 September condemning the LNA’s seizure of the ports and reiterating their intent to ‘enforce UNSCR 2259, including measures concerning illicit oil exports, activities which could damage the integrity and unity of Libyan State financial institutions and the NOC, and individuals and entities engaging in or providing support for acts that threaten the unity, peace, stability or security of Libya’. The joint statement from the 6 governments also stressed that ‘Libyan forces should unite in fighting Da’esh and other UN-designated terrorist groups’ rather than fighting other political factions.